I am a novice. Can I send encrypted messages to someone who doesn't have GPG installed? For example to a gmail account. Are there any instructions I can send to help them?
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1 Posted by Alex on 17 Nov, 2011 09:22 PM
Thank you for your question.
> Can I send encrypted messages to someone who doesn't have GPG installed?
The other person needs an OpenPGP compatible software to decrypt the message again. So for mac gpgtools.org and for windows gpg4win.org are good starting points.
> For example to a gmail account.
The account itself is not important (Google Mail, Hotmail, Yahoo, Web.de, ...) - everything is fine. It's a question of how to read the mails. To crypt/decrypt OpenPGP messages in the browser (e.g. Firefox) there are some plugins in development (afaik no complete implementation, yet). Maybe this one is interesting: http://prometheusx.net/introducing-gmail-crypt/
> Are there any instructions I can send to help them?
For the basics this one might help: http://www.gpgtools.org/intro.html
Any more questions?
Best regards, Alex
Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 17 Nov, 2011 10:02 PM
feel free to reopen this discussion if you have more questions. Closing this for now.
All the best,
Steve closed this discussion on 17 Nov, 2011 10:02 PM.