to encrypt my emails question

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by mantra, May 20, 2011.

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  1. mantra

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  2. J_L

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    On my list, these are the other solutions:
    PGPFreeware
    Comodo SecureEmail
    Gpg4win
    GPGrelay

    Don't know if they're lighter though.
     
  3. mantra

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    thanks
    i mean i have to download the all Gpg4win or could i download only the exe?
     
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    Just download the full version from the main site.
     
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    gpg.exe is all you need for encrypting / decrypting files using the command line interface. If you prefer a GUI, GPG4Win or GPGShell (my favorite) are the way to go. I believe that GPG4Win includes gpg and the other GnuPG files. GPGShell requires that you previously installed GnuPG.

    GPG4Win comes bundled with an email client named Claws. Since I use Thunderbird as my email client, I installed GPGShell for files, and the enigmail plugin for T'Bird.
     
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    thanks
    but is there a zip file to download ?
    i need only gpg.exe, i don't want to download and install 30mb for only gpg.exe
     
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    I don't know where you can download just one single gnupg file.

    I notice that GnuPG has modified their binaries packages, and now point only to GPG4Win as the "official" Windows installer. The good news is that GPG4Win lets you de-select all the stuff you don't need, and only installs the critical gpg files. Look at this link, the 4th illustration from the top:

    http://gpg4win.org/doc/en/gpg4win-compendium_11.html

    For your purposes mantra, select the 1st checkbox only (GnuPg), and finish the installation. Then move on to the enigmail add-on for Thunderbird.
     
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    thanks a lot ! man
     
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    i do it
    but it did install a service or two services
    the only exe is not enough
    sadly
    do you have the service too?
     
  10. Tadoussac

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    I installed GnuPG onto a USB Key more than 6 months ago, and before GPG4Win was the only Windows installer. On my setup, it runs from the USB key without a service.

    (Just to be sure, what services were added to your system by GPG4Win, and I'll check if I have them too.)
     
  11. mantra

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    ops i uninstalled
    i have to reinstall it
     
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    Hi Mantra

    Your going about it the most secure way but i'm curious :D - is this setup going to work for you o_O By that i mean - your contacts have encryption in place o_O Because if they don't then this setup is useless for you because it gives no options to deal with those that can't be bothered with securing their email.
     
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