How do I encrypt the mail with GPG? (web)

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22 Nov, 2011 04:36 PM

So I am remedial at best on this...I just installed it & I see the list of things in the preferences, but I don't see instructions (detailed) on your site as to how to actually create the encrypted email. I sent out a "test" & it said it couldn't be authenticated because it wasn't signed...but it won't let me "sign" it.

Thanks for the help for the computer-challenged!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 22 Nov, 2011 05:38 PM

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    Hey Washington,

    thanks for giving our software a try and your general interest in keeping your privacy.

    First timers don't have an easy time and the experience can be somewhat overwhelming. We are aware of this and are thinking about ways to provide a better user experience and helping new users making their first steps.

    So you did run our installer (I guess)? And now you want to try it out. Please browser and have a look at the individual projects to get an idea of which part does what and how. We have a brief description and also some screencasts on the project pages.

    E.g. on the GPGMail project page you'll see the following screenshot:

    It is important to understand that you can only encrypt messages to recipients of whom you have their public key in your keychain (GPG Keychain Access). But you can sign any message to anyone.

    Also feel free to browse our wiki pages to learn more about the tools.

    If you have further questions (e.g. with the signing not working) please provide a screenshot and/or fill the form from here:

    Hope this helps :)

  2. 2 Posted by Kirkland Washin... on 22 Nov, 2011 07:27 PM

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    It's more that I don't even see these options when I open my's what mine looks like:

    There are no "signatures" in my file & I can't seem to figure out how to create them...any advice?

    Kirkland Washington
    [email blocked]

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 22 Nov, 2011 08:45 PM

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    Hey Kirkland,

    thanks for writing us. Could you please have a look at our brand new (5 min ago released) Tutorial:

    There is also a link to a wiki for GPGMail on 10.6. If you still have issues after reading that feel free to follow the Troubleshooting section in that Tutorial and come back here.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.

    Hope this helps,

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Steve on 26 Nov, 2011 06:40 PM

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    Closing this for now. Kirkland, if you need any further help or assistance getting your setup to work, please feel free to re-open this discussion and we will be happy to assist you understanding how to use this or getting the correct setup.

    Cheers and all the best,

  5. Steve closed this discussion on 26 Nov, 2011 06:40 PM.

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