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Month: November 2019

TDE - crypto - new thread

From: "William Morder via trinity-users" <trinity-users@...>
Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2019 04:11:52 -0800

On Friday 08 November 2019 23:52:03 deloptes wrote:
> William Morder via trinity-users wrote:
> > I myself would like to get a thread started about email encryption, as
> > I've mucked around with it, but never have managed both to send and
> > receive with anybody else; either I don't do it right, or they can't
> > manage it on their end. But it would be nice to get a grasp of the
> > fundamentals on crypto, so anybody who wants to get a TDE crypto thread
> > going, I am in.
> Perhaps we write a howto in the TDE Wiki. I'm using it since 10+y w/o
> issue.
> Important is to setup the keys in kgpg and the sign/encrypt and decrypt
> functionality in kmail.
> There is always these two encrypt and decrypt. For the encryption you need
> the private key. 1-2y ago I provided pinentry-tqt. I don't think it got
> into the mainstream yet. Otherwise you have to use some other pinentry
> (gnome,kde, terminal). This is setup in the gpg-agent config.
> So presumably your key is setup correctly in kgpg and kmail
> First you verify the key you want to encrypt for in kgpg and trust it (it
> becomes green), then you can use this email adress (gpg identity) for
> encrypting mails.
> I even sign these messages from time to time as others do.
> regards

Thanks so much. I will try to follow your steps and get myself set up. Thus 
far I have been held back by having email correspondents who know less than I 
about crypto (!), and yet see no especial need to use it themselves; so 
exchanging emails with them is almost totally useless. 

This is a start. It would be good for all of us to learn, as in the future it 
will only become more necessary, rather than less.