• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 522
  • Last Modified:

PGP Desktop & Email Encryption

Hi,
If I have PGP desktop installed on my PC, will I be able to send encrypted mails? The PGP Desktop that comes with from PGP Enterprise server version 2.8.1 build 2523.
FYI I have Exchange 2003 enterprise edition with sp2
0
pdixit1977
Asked:
pdixit1977
  • 5
  • 4
1 Solution
 
Dmitriy Ilyinsenior system administratorCommented:
If you will install PGP Desktop you will be able to send crypted messages using any version of exchange server. It install own Outlook extension.
0
 
HackneyCabCommented:
Just remember that PGP is no good unless you and the recipient are using it. And the only reliable way to exchange keys and certificates is in person, unless the certificate or connection is CA-signed (which won't be the case for PGP keys). There is absolutely no point in exchanging keys via unsecured email (and you can't secure the email until you've exchanged keys). No point using encryption and cryptography if it's not going to be used properly.
0
 
pdixit1977Author Commented:
so as per your suggestion what is the best way for mail encryption ??
0
Free tool for managing users' photos in Office 365

Easily upload multiple users’ photos to Office 365. Manage them with an intuitive GUI and use handy built-in cropping and resizing options. Link photos with users based on Azure AD attributes. Free tool!

 
pdixit1977Author Commented:
And does PGP desktop encrypt all emails (mails being sent from my domain) using the same key or it creates unique key for each and every mail ??
0
 
Dmitriy Ilyinsenior system administratorCommented:
each user must have own key. And all emails from user will sign with key for this user. So by default user have one key then all mail will be sign with one key.
Also not that recipient must have sender public key to encrypt mail.
0
 
pdixit1977Author Commented:
thanks, now i understood process at my end but how it will decypt at external recipient end.
0
 
Dmitriy Ilyinsenior system administratorCommented:
Recipient must have PGP dektop installed and your public key to decrypt your email.
0
 
pdixit1977Author Commented:
Last querry, After installing and configuring PGP desktop my all all mails would be encrypted or i can send few mail without encryption as well. incase few of my clients dont have PGP or they dont accept encypted mails.
0
 
Dmitriy Ilyinsenior system administratorCommented:
By default your emails will send withou encryption. Before sending you should deside encrypt or not encrypt. And if yes, then push PGP desctop button and select key for encryption.
0
 
pdixit1977Author Commented:
very quick response and suitable answers. Thanks
0

Featured Post

Free tool for managing users' photos in Office 365

Easily upload multiple users’ photos to Office 365. Manage them with an intuitive GUI and use handy built-in cropping and resizing options. Link photos with users based on Azure AD attributes. Free tool!

  • 5
  • 4
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now