[Reportbug-maint] Bug#733885: reportbug: Encrypt SMTP connection with TLS as default

Axel Huebl axel.huebl at web.de
Wed Jan 1 19:57:11 UTC 2014

Package: reportbug
Version: 6.4.4
Severity: wishlist

Dear Maintainer,

Since the usual reports via SMTP will be send through untrusted networks, one
should enable TLS by default.

I would suggest the default answer during the first config
  "Do you want to encrypt the SMTP connection with TLS (only available if the
SMTP host
   supports it)? [y|N|q|?]?"
Should be "Y" instead of "N" and other flags like
should be deprecated and replaced with "--no-tls" as alternative.


-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:

** /home/axel/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "6.4.4"
mode standard
ui gtk2
email "axel.huebl at web.de"
smtphost "smtp.web.de"
smtpuser "axel.huebl"

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.12.0-customkernel (SMP w/4 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python            2.7.5-5
ii  python-reportbug  6.4.4

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
pn  claws-mail                                 <none>
pn  debconf-utils                              <none>
pn  debsums                                    <none>
pn  dlocate                                    <none>
pn  emacs22-bin-common | emacs23-bin-common    <none>
ii  exim4                                      4.82-3
ii  exim4-daemon-light [mail-transport-agent]  4.82-3
ii  file                                       1:5.14-2
ii  gnupg                                      1.4.15-3
ii  python-gtk2                                2.24.0-3+b1
pn  python-gtkspell                            <none>
pn  python-urwid                               <none>
ii  python-vte                                 1:0.28.2-5
ii  xdg-utils                                  1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-7

Versions of packages python-reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python            2.7.5-5
ii  python-debian     0.1.21+nmu2
ii  python-debianbts  1.11
ii  python-support    1.0.15

python-reportbug suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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