GPG Services: How to decrypt ASCII

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14 Sep, 2022 09:10 AM

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Dear my team:
How to decrypt this ASCII text with my private key, the other party used my public key to encrypt it and sent this ASCII in the website, thanks!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 15 Sep, 2022 12:19 PM

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    Hi flugress,

    welcome to the GPGTools support platform. Sorry to hear you are having problems using GPG Suite.

    The following two Knowledge Base articles explain how GPG Services is used:

    • KB explaining how to encrypt and sign text or files
    • KB explaining decryption and verification

    Can you send a screenshot of the full encrypted message please.


  2. 2 Posted by flugress on 17 Sep, 2022 08:05 AM

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    Dear Steve,

    For the first time I managed to send and receive emails encrypted. But the client sends me this ascii text and I don't know how to encrypt the text in ascii form and output it, and I don't know how to restore the encrypted ascii to the original text. I am very headache for this problem.

    Now the customer has asked me to decrypt the ASCII with my key. I don't know how to do this in detail, thank you and I look forward to your reply!

    Thank you,


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 18 Sep, 2022 10:03 PM

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    The screenshot of the message seems formatted very strangely and it is lacking the -----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE----- and -----END PGP MESSAGE----- part.

    Here is an example message to show what it should look like:

    -----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE-----
    -----END PGP MESSAGE-----
  4. 4 Posted by flugress on 20 Sep, 2022 02:17 PM

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    Hi Steve

    Asked the person several times and got no response, is it possible to add these two marker phrases (---BEGIN PGP MESSAGE----- and -----END PGP MESSAGE----- part) for decryption? Disappointed that this software is so impersonal and not interface interactive.

    If you can try, please post your decryption steps, thanks

  5. 5 Posted by flugress on 20 Sep, 2022 02:34 PM

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    Hi Steve

    Hello, the other party replied, please tell me how to proceed with the decryption steps, thanks, this problem has been bothering me for half a month.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Steve on 21 Sep, 2022 12:01 PM

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    Whoever is sending you a message with missing elements is at fault you are running into trouble.

    Ask them to send a full OpenPGP message following standards and there should not be any trouble with decryption (if they used the correct public key of yours that is). That message should be txt format and have all parts OpenPGP requires.

    From your screenshot above it looks as if the message was send in a formatted style. Please use unformatted txt format instead.


  7. 7 Posted by flugress on 22 Sep, 2022 12:08 AM

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    Hi Steve,

    This technical problem, the developer should have a technical solution, lightly disclose your steps on how to decrypt ASCII, thanks

  8. 8 Posted by flugress on 24 Sep, 2022 03:03 AM

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    Hi Steve,

    How to decrypt if I don't use unformatted txt format?



  9. 9 Posted by flugress on 26 Sep, 2022 06:24 AM

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    Hi Steve,

    Why can't I get the relevant technical support? This decrypted file will make it impossible to subscribe to use at a later date and is much needed.

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