Sending Encrypted Emails With PGP

The final step is importing someone else's public key so we can send them encrypted emails. At the end of this guide, you will be able to send an encrypted email to someone else.

Retrieve Someone's Public Key

The first step is retrieving someone else's public key from the Internet. In my case, I am downloading the key from https://keybase.io/gszathmari/key.asc

Retrieve Public Key

Save Public Key

Kleopatra Import Certificates

Kleopatra Select Public Key

Kleopatra Select Public Key

Kleopatra Imported Certificates

Kleopatra Trusts

Kleopatra Change Trust Level

Kleopatra Change Trust Level

Kleopatra Change Trust Level

Write an Encrypted Email

As you now have the recipient's public key, you can write the first encrypted email to them!

Kleopatra Change Trust Level

Kleopatra Change Trust Level

The Encrypted Email

Email Recipient

Email Recipient

Well done! You are ready to send and receive encrypted emails

Keep in mind that metadata is retained for 2 years in Australia. It means that the IP addresses, the size of the message (attachments!), the sender and the recipient's email addresses will all be stored. In other words, you can be linked to your information sources. If you metadata is a concern for you, check out our other guides.