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.

One Response to “Enigmail”

  1. The enigmatic Troutgirl points at the Enigmail project which, aside from having a great name, may make some headway in getting e-mail encryption technology in front of the masses. Enigmail is an extension to the mail client of Mozilla / Netscape and Thunderbird which allows users to access the authentication and encryption features provided by the popular GnuPG software (see screenshots). Enigmail is open source and dually-licensed under the GNU General Public License and the Mozilla Public License. Having…

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