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Discussion => Security => Topic started by: GenoaLizard on April 28, 2012, 02:52 am

Title: GPG Help?
Post by: GenoaLizard on April 28, 2012, 02:52 am

I'm trying to get started, and downloaded GPG, but am having a problem.  I'm able to get an open key, but I don't use outlook or another mail program to get mail- I go on to the web and get it there.  Thus, no way to decrypt messages.  I tried using claws mail, but neither the icloud servers or the yahoo servers will connect, even though I use the correct server settings.  Does anyone know of  an email service (with server settings) that I could  use with Claws-mail?

Also you can yell at me if I've missed something obvious...


Title: Re: GPG Help?
Post by: pine on April 29, 2012, 02:40 am
Hmmmm. Is this 'openkey' a public key? Is it yours or somebody elses? If you're using winGPG like most people, then you copy paste the encrypted message into your gpg clipboad and click decrypt. Of course, they will need your public key to send an encrypted message in the first place.

I'm not really getting how this is based upon what email program you're using or whether you're using webmail or not. Some programs have PGP functionality, others don't. It's a feature, but if you're using an independent PGP program it's not relevant.
Title: Re: GPG Help?
Post by: GenoaLizard on April 30, 2012, 07:07 pm
Thanks.  I guess I will just have to work with the software a bit more.