[PGP-USERS] Secure viewer in PGP 9.0.1 for Mac OS X - "for-your-eyes-only" in GnuPG

Charly Avital shavital at mac.com
Mon Jun 27 00:09:24 CEST 2005

On Jun 26, 2005, at 5:15 PM, Tom McCune wrote:
>> [...]

>> I don't know about Macs, but on Windows, the option is there when  
>> using
>> Current Window usage from PGPtray.

I have found how to do it, it requires to "force" PGP to display the  
window where encryption key(s) can be selected manually to encrypt to  
a recipient. That window includes two additional options that can be  
set: conventional encryption, secure viewer.

In order to "force" (for lack of a better term) PGP to display that  
window, one must go through the Services menu (Mac OS X), which might  
be something similar to PGPtray.

The resulting message (composed with secure viewer selected) is  
decrypted by PGP in the usual "visible" way, even when using the  
Services menu. Moreover, when decrypting that same message with  
GnuPG, the decrypted text shows but the GPG Output does not display  
any mention of for-your-eyes-only.

All this requires some more testing (and some attention from PGP);  
it's interesting to note that, as I reported previously, a message  
composed with GnuPG, with the for-your-eyes-only and output options  
enabled, is correctly decrypted by PGP 9.0.1, using the secure viewer  

> I should add that although this really does send the message as  
> desired,
> the Secure Viewer is only used for me when decrypting via Current  
> Window
> usage - the email proxy decrypts as usual, as if that flag had  
> never been
> set.

I have tried decrypting that secure viewer message using PGP from the  
Services menu, and from the Dock, but without getting the decrypted  
text to show in a secure viewer window. Only a message composed with  
GnuPG and the required options gets PGP 9.0.1 to use the secure  
viewer window.


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