OK, so after debugging the issue and finally digging into the code I realized that I don't see the fix I did the first time....it turned out I committed the fix to release/23.04 branch but forgot to merge it into master and as such the change did not make it to 23.08 - which is probably why it seemingly "came back" after you upgraded. I've cherry-picked the fix to release/23.08 branch and merged it to master.
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PR that removes the "Show key details" link from the response email: https://invent.kde.org/pim/kdepim-addons/-/merge_requests/37
It took a bit of time to set things up, but I was able to manually perform the WKS dance and open each email in KMail to check how it works.
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All the patch related to this are now merged
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in our study we've found that personal users often did not know that their software is capable of sending encrypted email. I blieve that most of them want a protected communication by default. (I may have seen surveys about this at some time as well.) If the recipient has published their public key, they are indicating that they can receive encrypted email.
I am not really a fan of this. I can respect this as a wish but it is currently not my vision. What you are really asking is basically that we lead the private users into sending encrypted mails without knowing that they are doing it. This will lead to frustrated users who then blame KMail for their bad user experience.
Jul 20 2023
Linked from https://wiki.gnupg.org/EMailClients/KMail
May 29 2023
Fix merged to release/23.04 branch.
May 19 2023
Absolutely, I'll prioritize looking at this.
Apr 19 2023
I will re-test it with KDE neon.
@dvratil I think the message has changed a bit with recent versions of the WKS server. Or is this maybe in a plugin that might not be installed on some distributions? At least when alexk tried it it was not processed on a fairly recent ArchLinux but he had such issues like plugin for crypto settings in KAdressbook not installed etc. so it might just be that. I can test this again but its probably best if we get you a test mail address with a forward for gnupg.org (which has WKS)
Apr 18 2023
From https://phabricator.kde.org/D3140 the "Confirm your key registration" (see last screenshot) button seems to be what this is about, right?
I have yet to test this, but just by looking at the code in kdepim-addons this seems to already be implemented since the beginning. When we were implementing this back in 2016, we were using some testing WKD server that @aheinecke operated (the presence of email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org keys in my Kleopatra is most likely from that time and instance).