Public Key

Posted on 2005-05-14
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
How can I make a public key for myself?
Question by:entrance80
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    Well it depends on what you want to do.

    E.g. you want to sign your emails with pgp.

    You can use Mozilla/Thunderbird Mail client and

    Enigmail is an extension to the mail client of Mozilla / Netscape and Mozilla Thunderbird which allows users to access the authentication and encryption features provided by GnuPG (see screenshots).
    Enigmail is open source and dually-licensed under the GNU General Public License and the Mozilla Public License. You can download and install Enigmail from the Download page. See the Help page for post-installation instructions.

        *  Encrypt/sign mail when sending, decrypt/authenticate received mail
        * Support for inline-PGP (RFC 2440) and PGP/MIME (RFC 3156)
        * Per-Account based encryption and signing defaults
        * Per-Recipient rules for automated key selection, and enabling/disabling encryption and signing
        * New: OpenPGP key management interface

    Here is some technical & howto info:

    Securing Thunderbird email with OpenPGP


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