AxCrypt and Thunderbird problem

Discussion in 'encryption problems' started by Jibse, Apr 5, 2012.

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  1. Jibse

    Jibse Registered Member

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    Hello,

    If I encrypt a folder (for example MyFolder) in a profile of Thunderbird, it become MyFolder.axx. This file is recognized as a folder by Thunderbird.

    After, in Thunderbird, if I compact this folder, its size become 0 and if I try to decrypt it with AxCrypt in the Explorer, I get this message :

    "The file does not appear to be produced by AxCrypt. GUID mismatch."

    I lost all the content of MyFolder ! It's a problem. I think that AxCrypt (very well in other respects) should protect its files, but perhaps it's a fault of Thunderbird ? I am afraid what arrives with Thunderbird could arrive with the another softwares.
     
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  2. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    I'm really not sure. I don't see how WSA/P3 would be interfering here - are you certain it is a problem with WSA/P3 on the system?
     
  3. Jibse

    Jibse Registered Member

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    I don't understand. What is WSA/P3 ?

    I am absolutely sure for the problem.
     
  4. pegas

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    Are you sure that you are in the right forum? Do you have installed Webroot SecureAnywhere or Prevx 3? If not we can't help you here and your problems are not related to the said applications.
     
  5. Jibse

    Jibse Registered Member

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    O ! Excuse-me.
     
  6. PaulyDefran

    PaulyDefran Registered Member

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    Probably wrong topic forum, but just run Thunderbird Portable out of a TrueCrypt container...been doing it for years.

    PD
     
  7. HAN

    HAN Registered Member

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    I am no authority on encryption but if the data structure of an encrypted file is changed enough by another program, I can see how the encryption program might not be able to decrypt it later. IMO, the fact that T-Bird sees the file as a valid file has no bearing on this.

    Am I understanding this correctly??
     
  8. Jibse

    Jibse Registered Member

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    Thanks for this good idea. I will do that.


    I don't know, but it seems to me that if a file is encrypted by AxCrypt, it should no more be regarded as a T-bird file. No ?
     
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