One of the things stopping me from getting an Iphone is what appears to be a lack of secure email (at least in my preliminary research). For example, I think an OpenPGP is great and I use it often in thunderbird (more on that here). But If I send a PGP encrypted email to someone who would otherwise be able to open the email with OpenPGP/Enigmail setup on Thunderbird, they won’t be able to read it on thier Iphone.
Any of you have experience with Iphone email security? Please share your thoughts in the comment section.
With excitement I read Google’s calendar will now support CalDAV. Yeah, now I can sync Lightening (Thunderbird’s Sunbird plugin) with Google, right? Nope. I can’t. It only works on Apple’s iCal. From Google help pages:
“While other calendar applications support CalDAV (including Mozilla Sunbird), Google Calendar only supports CalDAV using iCal.”
UPDATE: I have found a solution, another problem and a solution to that problem.
Lightning: It’s a Sunbird plug-in for Thunderbird.
Provider for Google Calendar
I have installed Thunderbird and Lightning from Ubuntu repos (via Synaptic). But couldn’t get Provider to work or allow me to add a new calendar. Finally I found a post in a forum that helped. The issue is you are missing libstdc++ 5. Install that from Synaptic and you are good to go.
This is a hit and run how to. It assumes you know all of the terms used and you have installed add-ons in thunderbird and from Synaptic before. But if you haven’t and need more detail on how to do anything, please feel free to ask.