sarat at trilug.org
Fri Apr 13 22:36:49 EDT 2012
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Barry: Thanks for pointing out seahorse.
I've been using Enigmail for a few years and it didn't me down.
That said, a note on usage (might save someone some head banging):
If you compose your messages in plain text, inline PGP works great.
But it breaks down if you use HTML in your emails.
If you use HTML, you can use PGP/MIME (available as an option with
PGP/MIME is a standard defined in RFC 3156 which allows you to encrypt
attachments together with the message body and to encrypt HTML mails
and special character sets. It is superior to the more common so
called inline-PGP standard. Unfortunately, it is only supported by a
limited (but growing!) number of mail clients. Apart from Enigmail,
currently known are: Apple Mail, Becky, Evolution, KMail, Mulberry,
Sylpheed and The Bat!.
If you send messages, they are normally signed and/or encrypted with
On 04/13/2012 10:22 PM, Barry Peddycord wrote:
> I started using Enigmail last night on my Xubuntu laptop - it's
> nice since Thunderbird doesn't support PGP by default like
> Evolution does.
> I also suggest using 'seahorse' and the 'seahorse-nautilus'
> programs for user-friendly key management. It will keep track of
> your keychain and makes it easy to sign the keys of others, give
> you right-click sign and encrypt functionality, and other useful
> ~ Barry
> On Fri, 2012-04-13 at 22:10 -0400, Sarat Sreepathi wrote:
> Most of you may be familiar with this. To the uninitiated, Enigmail
> is a Thunderbird addon that provides a great interface to
> sign/encrypt your emails in a user-friendly manner.
> It can be argued that using Enigmail with Thunderbird facilitates
> easier incorporation of PGP in your routine workflow.
> Do check it out. It provides a graphical interface for key
> generation. Moreover, they have great documentation.
> Creating your first key:
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