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Old 08-19-2004, 06:05 AM   #1
juanb
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PGP with mail


Hi,

I have a quesion about PGP and e mail,

I saw that on some mailing lists that some mailers are usuing

something like:

-----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE-----
Version: PGP 8.0.3

what does it mean and how it will help me be more secure?

how can I start using it also ?

Is it just used from linux machines ?

thanks
 
Old 08-19-2004, 06:20 AM   #2
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Try to use google first next time.
http://www.gnupg.org/
 
Old 08-19-2004, 10:39 AM   #3
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Hi,

About PGP and e-mail, be careful it's not compatible with all mail clients. I know it's compatible with mozilla mail client thanks to egnimail and also mutt.
But as iceman said, see gnupg site for more info

Oliv'
 
Old 08-19-2004, 11:05 AM   #4
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There are quite a few email clients that are compatible either GPG or PGP. With a few exceptions GPG users should be able to send to PGP users and vice-versa since GPG is designed to be OpenPGP compliant (RFC2440). I've been building a list of clients and plugins that support encryption. There are clients for multiple platforms.
 
  


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