NewsForge: Securing Thunderbird Email with OpenPGP

“Email is commonly used in business today, yet only a small
percentage of users take the time to guarantee their email is sent
in a secure and confidential manner. If you’re not part of that
elite group, read on to learn how to setup OpenPGP with the Mozilla
Thunderbird mail component.

“OpenPGP is a patent-free encryption scheme based on the same
security architecture as the commercial version of PGP, which has
been available since the early 90’s. Thunderbird uses OpenPGP
through the GnuPG implementation–developed by the Free Software
Foundation–for interpreting and sending digitally signed and
encrypted messages…”


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