how do I send an encrypted email if I have the public key but not the person's email address?

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12 Dec, 2018 08:19 PM

how do I send an encrypted email if I have the public key but not the person's email address?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 12 Dec, 2018 10:54 PM

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    Hi Roy,

    welcome to the GPGTools support platform.

    If you have a public key of someone, but the key does not use any email address, you can not send an encrypted email to that person.

    But you can write your message, then encrypt that message with GPG Services to the public key you have (and to your own public key, if you want to be able to read the msg in question at a later point in time) and then send the encrypted text via email.

    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

    Let me know if this answers your question.

    Best,
    Steve

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