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If I encrypt an email with S/MIME an icon showing a CLOSED padlock is displayed under "Security". However, if I encrypt using OpenPGP it's an OPEN padlock icon. Both are followed by the word "Encrypted" though.

Why the two icons / What's the difference?

  • Open is not encrypted. – Ruskes Jul 10 '13 at 7:30
  • @Buscar웃 That's not true. In the case of OpenPGP an open padlock means that an email has been decrypted and it's readable. Why the difference with S/MIME I don't know. – Thecafremo Jul 10 '13 at 8:01
  • @Thecafremo Standard Icon is closed padlock (if using Signature with Certificate) so my guess is Open means something else. – Ruskes Jul 10 '13 at 15:41
  • @Buscar웃 I tested it this morning, and it works as I said. If you receive an email, encrypted with OpenPGP and you read it (you enter the correct passphrase an it stores it), the padlock displayed is open and the word Encrypted is by it side. – Thecafremo Jul 10 '13 at 18:55

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