December 5, 2004
I’ve long wanted to try Enigmail, but Thunderbird never seemed to be quite ready for prime-time. Finally with the 0.9-6 release, things look very good indeed. You just suck mozilla-thunderbird-enigmail down from the Debian servers, it installs in a trice, and handles the encryption and decryption almost transparently. You can add a public key sent via email with the click of a button, and search the popular public keyservers for unknown keys.
So fire up the GPG, my friends, and do not hesitate to encrypt! My public key can be found here.
Next I was going to try Gaim-e, but development there seems to have ground to a halt as the principal author is serving in the Navy. A shame, there’s a crying need for it.