Getting PGP

Carl Friis-Hansen ubuntuuser at
Mon Jun 8 20:33:10 UTC 2009

On Mon, June 8, 2009 22:20, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> Robert Holtzman wrote:
>> On Sun, 7 Jun 2009, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>>> Graham Todd wrote:
>>>> On Sat, 6 Jun 2009 22:28:06 -0700 (PDT)
>>>> Yoji Atsumi <yoji.atsumi at> wrote:
>>>> used to be (I am no longer a Moderator there, but some people there
>>>> were professional security experts).  You can find it at:
>>>    Well a lot of water under the bridge now. I have found seahorse and
>>> it has both my key sets and it has a nice way to deliver my Public Key
>>> to anyone via email. I have been talking with another PGP person in
>>> town
>>> who is using Windows version 9 and I sent him my Public Key and he sent
>>> me a encrypted email which with ease I got my free Ubuntu system to
>>> decrypt and it worked just fine.
>>>    I have a PDF book on PGP and the Cryptology which  has made me
>>> understand how it works. So I am now ready to work with anyone who
>>> would
>>> like to try PGP.
>> Have you tried installing GNU Privacy Assistant? It makes downloading
>> from keyservers a snap.
> 	Well I installed Enigmail which at first thought I made another error,
> but as I went to the web page for Enigmail I found an Installation
> Manual that is about 1/4 complete but what was there opened my eyes. I
> have OpenPGP all over Thunderbird and one of the many things it does is
> hunt for Public Key's. You do need to have the signature key of the
> desired person.
> 	This told ME why you want to advertise your signature key. I was
> convinced it held zero interest. But then the Installation Manual
> explained in just a few words why you want the signature key.

It feels like a hundred years since I last use GPG/PGP, but back then, in
the "good old days", there used to be a public key server on the Internet.
 The idea was that when you associated a public key with your email
address, you uploaded it to this key server and anybody who wants to send
you an encrypted email could lookup your public key to encrypt your email

I have no idea if this kind of thing still exists, but it made GPG rather
usable and friendly that way.
                           Carl Friis-Hansen
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