ANN: Mailcrypt w/GPG Support Available
lbudney at pobox.com
lbudney at pobox.com
Thu Nov 26 19:59:38 CET 1998
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Mailcrypt 3.5.1 is Available for Download
Mailcrypt is an Emacs Lisp package which provides a simple interface
to message encryption with PGP (you do use Emacs to handle your mail
and news, right?). Mailcrypt version 3.5b1 and higher have been
extended to handle both PGP 2.6.x and PGP 5.x. Versions 3.5b7 and
higher, including 3.5.1, also support encryption with GnuPG. Thanks
to Brian Warner.
2.1. New Features/Enhancements
Cleaned up PGP 5.0 code, reducing compiler warnings. Cleaned up
Makefile and configuration support. Eliminated Perl wrapper for
GPG support. Fixed a bug which prevented signing 8-bit text.
Fixed a compatability bug with mh-e. Continued updating of
documentation. Various bug fixes.
2.2. Stable Features for PGP 5.0 and GnuPG
Support for GnuPG encryption. Key snarfing functionality for PGP
5.0. Messages from PGP 5.0 operations now resemble more closely the
messages generated for version 2.6. Encryption works correctly,
even when the secret keyring is not available (a requested feature
for paranoid types ;-). Further updated documentation for support
under various mail packages.
2.3. Features for PGP 2.6.x (stable)
Encryption, decryption, signing, adding keys, extracting keys,
passphrase caching with timeout, multiple secret key (identity)
support, a simple but flexible interface to Cypherpunk remailers
(including chaining, response blocks, pseudonyms, and Mixmaster
support), and an automatic keyserver interface via HTTP.
2.4. Still To Do
o Add key fetching support for PGP 5.x.
o Restore functionality on Windows 95/98/NT. If tiny-pgp can do it,
we can too!
3. Downloading Mailcrypt
The Official Mailcrypt version 3.5.1 can be downloaded at:
Since receiving the blessing of the original authors, this is now
the official Mailcrypt site.
Of course, Mailcrypt 3.4 can still be downloaded at the (just as
official) Mailcrypt sites:
Share and Enjoy!
- Len Budney <lbudney at pobox.com>
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Version: GNUPG v0.3.3 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Processed by Mailcrypt, an Emacs/PGP/GPG interface!
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