Install GnuPG on Win98? Use GPA?
Sun Mar 31 21:26:02 2002
In article <005801c1d89b$bbea27a0$3c709d42@sardine>, Justin Troutman wrote:
> I would recommend downloading the GnuPP package, which bundles GnuPG,
> GPA, and WinPT together for easy installation.
> The GnuPP site it in German, but with a little help from Google
> translation, you should be able to comprehend everything at:
If the package you are referring to is at http://www.winpt.org/download.html,
then I don't believe GPA is bundled. From reading the documentation only
WinPT & GnuPG. The site now has documentation in English, so no translation
> As for integration with mail clients, on my Windows 98 box, I use
> GPGOE (for Outlook Express), which utilizes the S/MIME encrypt/sign
> buttons (although not using S/MIME) to do the GnuPG encrypt/sign
> routines. I am well pleased with it, especially after migrating from
> all the GUI eye-candy of PGP and its mail plugins.
> Also, check http://www.gnupg.org/frontends.html for plugins and such
> which might be of use to you and whichever mail client you decide on
> Hope this helps you get started with using the application. If you
> have any questions, feel free to send 'em on.
Since I have NOT used GnuPG, the integration into email is a little vague to
me at this time. I will have to install and use. I would imagine the
frontend plugins basically make the integration into the email client
One of the reasons I want to try WinPT is the fact that it is not email client
dependent. I haven't yet decided what email program I will using long term,
so this is a big plus. From the GnuPG reading I've done so far, you can use
it to encrypt a message or sign a message. As I understand it the signing of
the message authenticates the message being sent by you. Since most of the
people I communicate online with do not use PGP, this would be my primary
purpose. However, if needed the encryption option is always a big plus.
After receiving the WinPT recommendation from you and other sources, I have
decided to give it a try. Thanks for the information.
Sun, 31 Mar 2002 13:10 CST