Re: [GPGTools] Linux to Mac application (web) [Everything]

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04 Feb, 2012 06:57 PM

Not really. At work, I use GPG in a programmatic way, to decrypt/encrypt data files passed by FTP, but I know
nothing about using it for email, esp on a Mac. My hosting customer uses PGP on a Mac to decrypt emails
containing credit card info. She needs to get a new computer, and has been told that the new Mac OSes do
not support PGP, and I can't help.

Even if GPG will work on a newer Mac, if I convert her website to generating those emails with GPG, I would
do so using a public/private key pair, but couldn't tell her how to install the public key in her email client.

I told her to find someone in her area (Washington state) who could answer these questions:

1. Will GPG run on a new Mac OS
2. Can emails be decrypted with a public key generated by Linux

We're both stuck until we know those answers.


Sandy Keathley


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 05 Feb, 2012 07:59 AM

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    Hi Sandy,

    GPGTools might be exactly what you need.
    First it brings the newest version of GPG 2.x to
    your Mac including a bunch of helper tools to
    decrypt/encrypt/verify/sign files (GPGServices) and emails (GPGMail for and Enigmail for Thunderbird) and also an easy to use app called
    GPG Keychain Access for managing your keys.

    I hope that helps you and your client

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 05 Feb, 2012 05:23 PM

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    Also to better understand, what our tools do, it might be a good idea to

    1) read our quickstart guide:
    2) watch the screencast:

    All the best, steve

  3. 3 Posted by sandy on 05 Feb, 2012 07:23 PM

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    Thanks, I am sending this to my customer.



  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Steve on 05 Feb, 2012 07:44 PM

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    Sure thing. Closing for now. Please re-open if you need further assistance. :)

    All the best, steve

  5. Steve closed this discussion on 05 Feb, 2012 07:44 PM.

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