understanding what gnugp can do
Mon, 23 Oct 2000 09:53:42 -0700
I probably commit something like a sacrilegue here, but I need a windows-gpg
capable email client (for my wife mostly). Anything out there?
Lars Hecking wrote:
> Stephen Adler writes:
> > gnupg'ers,
> > I'm new to this software pcakage and looking through the minihowto it
> > looks like gnupg performs the basic encryption and decryption work
> > but is not part of a mail system persay. Can someone point me to a
> > a Free Software mail client which interfaces with gnupg? If I'm
> > using an existing mail client which uses pgp, can openpg be a dropin
> > replacement like openSSH is for ssh?
> To replace pgp (where that is possible) gpg must be run with the correct
> command line options. There's a wrapper to call gpg with pgp 2.6.x compatible
> options at http://muppet.faveve.uni-stuttgart.de/~gero/gpg-2comp/.
> Furthermore, for full pgp 2.6.x compatibility you need a version of gpg
> that supports the rsa and idea algorithms. Rsa is part of gpg since 1.0.3,
> and an external plugin for idea is available separately. The latter cannot
> be distributed as part of gpg for patent/copyright reasons.
> No doubt someone else will point out the other issues I forgot ;-)
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