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Old 04-25-2005, 03:16 PM   #1
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gnupg and enigmail question..


Does gnupg 1.4 work with everything now?? I read another post about it not recognizing slack packages and that 'pat quickly pulled it' .. On the enigmail site it says I need to have gnupg 1.4 to use it.. are there work arounds? or should I just upgrade to 1.4x

thanks for any help
 
Old 04-25-2005, 04:47 PM   #2
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Enigmail works perfectly well with the default gnupg-1.2.7-i486-1 package. So no, you don't need to do anything bar install Enigmail.
 
Old 04-26-2005, 01:08 AM   #3
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thank you.. i have it all set up and running.. however, I am a bit confused. If I send a test message from thunderbird and then check it in thunderbird everything seems to work ok.. it says it's valid blah blah... However, if I send a message to my gmail account.. it just looks like this.. I don't understand what someone could do with that if I send a message to their gmail or hotmail etc... How can they varify anything from that? thanks for any help..

Code:
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

This is a test message....

testing......
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.2.7 (GNU/Linux)

iD8DBQFCbdmcNrCsNX09n/YRAiXtAJ9qRb7GEBk6HTXAlv61WAqjMsdJIgCgiNS8
9sIgl7BQws1BhGeiKoj0P/s=
=C2z3
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
 
Old 04-26-2005, 03:04 PM   #4
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I don't understand what someone could do with that if I send a message to their gmail or hotmail
Not a lot.

Gmail have said that they may add GnuPG support at some point in the future. Expect hell to freeze over before Hotmail do the same.

Recievers of such e-mails must either:

A) Use an e-mail client that deals with GPG/PGP transparently.

B) If not already installed, install GnuPG and then manually run the e-mail's contents through GnuPG.
 
Old 04-26-2005, 05:58 PM   #5
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I see.. well that kinda sucks.. I have no friends that use pgp or would even venture into such a thing.. I will keep using it though.. it's good for mailing lists etc..

thanks for the help
 
  


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