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Data Encryption and Ubuntu, Part III

Dec 01, 2008, 19:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hamish Taylor)

"The Evolution preferences menu is divided up into two parts. In the left-hand side vertical column menu is what I call the General Preferences. These apply to the application itself. When you create an email account, then you click on it and click on Edit to edit the preferences for that account. I call these the Account Preferences and they open up in a separate window.

"Create your email account and then go into the Account Preferences. Select Security at the top. Then type in the Key ID. Have a look at the four options and click OK when you're done.

"Now, to send someone an encrypted email you need to have their Public Key in your "Key Chain".

"You can get their Public Key if they can send it to you as an attachment (which is why I advocated saving your Public Key as an separate attachment in Part I, so you can easily send it to others!) or you can download it from a Public Key server (but only if they have uploaded it)."

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