Sending secure attchments

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29 Sep, 2014 11:20 PM

I downloaded the PGP Suite and have my key (short ID?)

when I open my email, I can see the lock and gear circle and the Open PGP in the top right corner, but I am not sure how to send a secure attachment, here are my questions

(1) Does the recipient have to download the PGP Suite too? or can I assign them a key or PW? if so, how? (2) Can I end form my Godaddy email - [email blocked] - or must I send from my gmail email - [email blocked] (3) what step sod I use to encrypt the email with the document attached?



  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 02 Oct, 2014 07:04 PM

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    Hi Gary,

    GPGMail defaults to PGP/MIME. That means, all attachments you include in an encrypted mail, will be encrypted as well.

    1. To encrypt a mail you need the public key of the recipient. So the recipient needs some form of OpenPGP.

    2. You can use any mail to create your key. If you already have a key now, you can also add a second mail address to that key. I especially suggest that for [email blocked] and [email blocked] That way it won't matter which version your friends use - both cases will be covered by your public key. This KB explains how to add UserIDs to an existing key:

    3. See above.

    All the best,

  2. Steve closed this discussion on 13 Dec, 2014 05:31 PM.

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