The current keyserver preferences pane is needlessly confusing. The
distinction between "Specify your keyserver(s)" and "Automatically download
keys for signature verification from the following keyserver:" is so fine and
subtle that even experienced Enigmail users often cannot explain when one list
is used as opposed to the other.
This should either be merged into a single option, or else the difference
between the two should be clearly and carefully delineated. The former is
probably the better option.
------- Comment #1 From Patrick Brunschwig 2007-08-20 02:20:02 [reply] -------
I only see one way out: define a default keyserver (which is used for automatic
key retrieval), and a list of additional alternative keyservers the user can
manually choose from. Plus a flag do enable/disable automatic key retrieval.
------- Comment #2 From Robert J. Hansen 2007-10-23 23:13:01 [reply] -------
This sounds like a good enough place to begin from. Sorry for taking so long
getting back on this.