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Thunderbird + GPG / OS X

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Hello,

Does anyone know of a good tutorial to integrate GPG and Mozilla Thunderbird on Mac OS X (10.4.9)?  I have found some of one or the other, but not both.

TIA

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by:Kitezh
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TIA see the below links for more info on how to set this up on your MAC :

http://enigmail.mozdev.org/index.html - 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

http://macgpg.sourceforge.net/  - Mac GNU Privacy Guard

http://fiatlux.zeitform.info/en/instructions/pgp_macosx.html - Configuring GnuPG (Mac OS X)

http://www.gnupg.org/(en)/index.html - GnuPG home site
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by:Jason Watkins
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Hello,

I have tried the steps suggested...

Installed MacGPG, configured GPG for OS X, but the hang-up occurs when I try to install the enigmail extension.  Thunderbird returns an error that indicates the extension is incompatible with my version of Thunderbird (1.5.0.10).

Any ideas why?

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What version of enigmail. The lastest version is Version 0.94.3.1 — April 2, 2007 — 519 KB - try this a see how it goes.

You could try this setup with the new beta thunderbird but you may find the extensions are not supported

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird/releases/2.0b1.html#extensions
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by:Jason Watkins
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That is the version I have.  I downloaded it twice and tried the install that many times.

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and you tried the beta version also?
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by:Jason Watkins
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No, I have tried the Beta 2 version.  Where can you get it?

Thx

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There are a few issues listed for enigmail on the mozilla website :

http://enigmail.mozdev.org/troubles.html#working

have a look at this one in particular. "I upgraded Enigmail and now it always crashes"

http://enigmail.mozdev.org/troubles.html#em-upgrade
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Here is the link to DL TB beta 2. But I would advise exhausting the troubleshooting notes provided above on TB ver 1.5 before trying the new beta as it may not work and I could find no confirmation either that this will resolve the issue either.

http://www.mozilla.org/projects/thunderbird/all-beta.html

Also newsgroup support is available :

http://enigmail.mozdev.org/newsgroup.html

more support

http://enigmail.mozdev.org/
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Did you find a solution TIA?
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by:Jason Watkins
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I have to wait for an updated build of enigmail, for now I am using last build's version.  So, yes, I did find a solution and it is working.

Thanks

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