Once you finished setting up your PGP keys, we need to configure an emailer application to fully utilise PGP.

At the end of this guide, you will be able to send and receive encrypted emails.

Mozilla Thunderbird home page

Installing Mozilla Thunderbird

Installing Mozilla Thunderbird

Installing Mozilla Thunderbird

Installing Mozilla Thunderbird

Once Thunderbird is installed, click on its icon to launch it. You will have to provide various details of your email provider. Please refer to your provider's documentation for the recommended IMAP and SMTP settings.

Mozilla Thunderbird Configuration Wizard

Mozilla Thunderbird Configuration Wizard

Mozilla Thunderbird Configuration Wizard

Mozilla Thunderbird Configuration Wizard

Enigmail is an extension you need to install that "glues" Thunderbird and Gpg4Win together.

Opening Thunderbird Add-ons

Opening Thunderbird Add-ons

Installing Enigmail

Installing Enigmail

Enigmail Wizard

Enigmail Wizard

Enigmail Wizard

Enigmail Wizard

To test if everything works correctly, we send a digitally signed (not encrypted) email.

New Signed Email

New Signed Email

Signed Email at Recipient

The recipient has to import your public key into his/her email client to verify the authenticity of the digital signature

In the next section, we will publish our public key on the Internet so others can verify our digitally signed emails and send us encrypted messages