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21 Oct, 2012 08:54 PM

How would I apply the software to email addresses external to the default mail account on a Mac such as AOL, gmail, etc.? Thank you.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 22 Oct, 2012 10:27 AM

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    Hey Slimruger,

    usage of GPGTools is totally independent from where your mail-account is hosted. What you need to do is, setup your mail account in Apples (that can be yahoo, hotmail, gmail, younameit). After that you'll be able to use GPGMail to encrypt or sign all your mails.

    Hope this helps,

  2. 2 Posted by slimruger on 22 Oct, 2012 07:42 PM

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    I will try that, thank you. Does syncing the account to a mobile device in any way undermine or hinder encryption?

  3. 3 Posted by slimruger on 23 Oct, 2012 04:11 AM

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    Ran into another issue: the encrypt button is grey and un-clickable. I did see a possible remedy to this in the FAQ section but unfortunately did not suffice. And ideas? Thank you.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Steve on 23 Oct, 2012 11:57 AM

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    Hey Slim,

    @ Post 3: Syncing to mobile does not undermine or hinder encryption. The content that is encrypted will stay encrypted on the mail server or your mobile. It does indeed hinder readability on your mobile (of course), which is to be expected. So if you want to read / write encrypted mail on your mobile you need an app for that. E.g. on iOS there is the ugly but working iPGMail. It's not that expensive so worth a try.

    @ Post 4: Grey and un-clickable buttons in Mail might either mean, that either GPGMail is not working corretly or you don't have a private key to use to sign or a public key to encrypt to.

    Which OS are you on? Could you check mail > settings > GPGMail, on 10.8 there's a color indicator. What color do you see?

    Best :)

  5. Steve closed this discussion on 13 Nov, 2012 11:32 AM.

  6. Steve re-opened this discussion on 13 Nov, 2012 11:33 AM

  7. Support Staff 5 Posted by Steve on 13 Nov, 2012 11:33 AM

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    No further user feedback. Closing.

    @Slimruger: Should your problem persist, feel free to re-open this discussion any time.

    All the best,

  8. Steve closed this discussion on 13 Nov, 2012 11:33 AM.

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