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Antonius_Block 05-07-2006 03:28 PM

DISCUSSION: Securing Your Email With Thunderbird and GPG: a Crashcourse
 
This thread is to discuss the article titled:
Securing Your Email With Thunderbird and GPG: a Crashcourse

Quote:

Introduction Here is a quick and easy way to secure your email via public-key encryption using Thunderbird and GPG in an OS-agnostic environment. Requirements
  • Thunderbird >= 1.5
  • GPG
1. Download and Install the Enigmail Thunderbird Extension: 2. Generate Key Pair in Thunderbird: [list] [*]Goto the new OpenPGP menu and select Key Managment [*]In the new window, select Generate->New Key Pair [*]Select which account you would like to associate the Keys with.

J_K9 06-21-2006 02:51 PM

There are quite a few mentions of "OpenPGP" in this article, which I think should read "OpenGPG" instead ;)

Cheers,

-jk

Bharatsoni 02-20-2007 05:03 AM

hi Antonius_Block
 
Although this is a good article, I need to know what will be the next step to decrypt the message that is being send.
Say I follow the procedure as told with thundrbird. I send a mail (encrypted & signed) to a person who is using outlook on xp machine. How that mail will be decrypted. I have also send my public key to him. What that person need to use with outlook to decrypt the message.

Thanks in anticipation.

x81kilo 09-17-2010 04:41 PM

decryption process
 
was Bharatsoni's question ever answered on how to read on the receiving end an encrypted msg?

chursch 02-13-2013 03:47 PM

I'd certainly like to know as I have a use for secure email. I've heard of hushmail, but this route might be better. What would the person who receives my encrypted email have to do to decrypt and read my email?

Habitual 02-20-2013 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by chursch (Post 4891048)
I'd certainly like to know as I have a use for secure email. I've heard of hushmail, but this route might be better. What would the person who receives my encrypted email have to do to decrypt and read my email?

they'd use the key you used to encrypt, except they'd decrypt.

Public key for encryption.
Private key for decryption.

I've used Tbird+hushmail+enigmail in the past and it's not that difficult.

You can download EnigMail for many versions of Thunderbird here...

chursch 02-22-2013 04:49 PM

Thanks for the pointer. I took a brief look for it, and now have the pointer to this should I wish to pursue it. It looks promising. I wonder how easy it would be to educate my stockbroker (or whoever) on setting this up, who says he's a total zero on tech stuff - probably depends on his company's policy on trying to do something like this with their email systems. But I'd certainly prefer to send him confidential emails this way rather than using dumb paper-wasting faxes.

Habitual 02-26-2013 07:59 PM

Enigmail Quickstart Guide
Getting started with encrypted e-mail using Thunderbird and Enigmail
https://www.youtube.com/results?q=th...d+and+enigmail


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