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PGP with Thunderbird 1.5
 
 
Installation
Download GnuPG for Windows (http://www.gnupg.org/download/) and install it. GnuPG's 1.4.7 time-equivalent for Windows should do, but nowerdays' gpg4win-light-2.1.0.exe works too.
 
Download the Enigmail 0.94.4 extension (http://enigmail.mozdev.org/download/index.php.html) for Thunderbird 1.5 and install it,
Options > Extentions
Install : ...
and restart.
 
 
Key management (first use)
To generate a new key pair (private/public),
OpenPGP > Key Management
(no thanks I prefer to configure things manually)
generate > new key pair
select your account / user id
enter your passphrase
create revocation certificate ? yes
you can now export your public key,
right-click on your key pair (bold) > export keys to files
include secret key ? no
and your whole key pair for later private use,
right-click on your key pair (bold) > export keys to files
include secret key ? yes
 
 
Key management (or import keys)
Import your existing key pair,
OpenPGP > Key Management
(no thanks I prefer to configure things manually)
File > Import keys from file : ...pub-sec.asc
 
Import contacts' public keys,
OpenPGP > Key Management
File > Import keys from file : ...pub.asc
 
 
Enigmail configuration
Tune a few things,
OpenPGP > Preferences
Basic / GnuPG executable path : C:\Program Files (x86)\GNU\GnuPG\gpg2.exe
#PGP/MIME / always use PGP/MIME
Advanced / do not add enigmail comment in OpenPGP signature
 
When that pop-up shows up,
Enable OpenPGP support (Enigmail) for this identity
Sign encrypted messages by default
 
 
Usage
Send your public key to contacts,
OpenPGP > Key Management
right-click on your key pair (bold) > send public keys by email
 
To sign an email,
crtl-shift-s
 
To encrypt an email (contacts' public key needed),
ctrl-shift-p
 
 
Références
Pretty Good Privacy
 

Last update: Feb 02, 2012