Outlook 2003?

John Clizbe JPClizbe at comcast.net
Sat Jan 10 06:12:48 CET 2004

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David T. Wilson wrote:
> Hello,
> Has anyone had success using GnuPG with Outlook 2003? Specifically using
> the G Data GnuPG-Plugin?

Hi David,

I have not heard any reports of success. Though I'm not an Outlook user (I
/just/ have to provide tech support to one, my spouse.), I doubt the
support will be coming anytime soon. The last update to the G-Data plugin
page was August of 2002 so I don't know if development is ongoing, but it
doesn't look promising to me.

PGP's plugin for 8.02 'had trouble' with OL2003 and wasn't reliable with
OL2003 until 8.03's release.

If you're tied to Outlook, it would appear that your only choice of plugin
at the moment is a licensed version of PGP (The plugins don't work for PGP
Freeware). You could always use the clipboard and current-window
functionality of GPGshell or WinPT for GnuPG or PGP's PGPtray tool.

If you can break away from Outlook, there are other MUAs that provide
OpenPGP support on Windows such as RitLabs' The Bat! which uses the PGP
SDK. (http://www.ritlabs.com/en/products/thebat/ )

A good percentage of Windows (and *nix) users are using GnuPG with Mozilla
(Mozilla, Thunderbird, Netscape) and the EnigMail plugin
( http://www.mozilla.org and http://engigmail.mozdev.org ).

Good Luck.

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