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enigmail_setup_and_gnupg_keys [2011/02/10 11:52] juckinsenigmail_setup_and_gnupg_keys [2013/07/04 19:53] (current) juckins
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 Quick start guide \\ Quick start guide \\
-[[]]+[[]] \\
 [[]] [[]]
-Then install GnuPG +Install GnuPG on local computer \\ 
- +[[]] \\
-version 1.4.11 at +
-(accept the defaults)+
-Install right Enigmail package for your system; download .xpi to desktop and then use add-ons in Thunderbird and Seamonkey to install package+Windows uses version 1.4.11 as of 10 February 2011 - accept default settings \\ 
- +[[]]
-(downloaded for thunderbird 3.1 and seamonkey 2.0)+
-Import local copy of my NOAA key: +Install right Enigmail package for your system. \\ 
-NWS/Enigmail Keys+[[]] \\ 
-pubring.gpg, secring.pgp+Download the .xpi file to desktop and then use add-ons in Thunderbird and Seamonkey to install the package from the locally-saved file.
-My key passphrase in password safe+After installing, open the OpenPGP Preferences and make sure the GnuPG path is set (/usr/bin/gpg or C:\Program Files (x86)\GNU\GnuPG\gpg.exe) and restart Thunderbird.
-Import other people’s keys from Enigmail, import local copy of pubring.gpg and secring.pgp \\ 
 +(Delete any old keys there)
 +Remember the key passphrase is stored securely elsewhere.
 +Import other people’s keys from [[]]
 +Test the sending and receiving of encrypted messages.
 +May want to adjust preferences inside Enigmail.
 +Useful reference for using keys on Linux:
 +If Enigmail seems to freeze, open an xterm and follow instructions below:
 +If you get this:
 +[[email protected]: ~]$ gpg-agent
 +gpg-agent[18835]: can't connect to `/home/juckins/.gnupg/S.gpg-agent': No such file or directory
 +gpg-agent: no gpg-agent running in this session
 +Then follow tip on
 +[email protected]: ~/.gnupg]$ eval 'gpg-agent --daemon --use-standard-socket'
 +GPG_AGENT_INFO=/home/juckins/.gnupg/S.gpg-agent:18933:1; export GPG_AGENT_INFO;
 +[[email protected]: ~/.gnupg]$ gpg-agent
 +gpg-agent: gpg-agent running and available
 +If that all works properly, then edit .bash_profile like this:
 +# start gpg-agent (for Thunderbird Enigmail)
 +eval 'gpg-agent --daemon --use-standard-socket 2>/dev/null'
 +Other possible help:
enigmail_setup_and_gnupg_keys.1297356726.txt.gz · Last modified: 2011/02/10 11:52 by juckins