Total n00b asking for help

Sean C. C. scc4fun at
Thu Mar 24 20:55:56 CET 2005


1. First download GnuPG. They now have version 1.4.1 which has a windows
installer, so that should be easy enough. (I'm still using the previous
version which you had to unzip and move the files around.) I'm not sure
if you will need it but there is a link on the enigmail website for The previous version requested it, so the new
version probably will too.
2. I'd upgrade to a newer version of Thunderbird. I believe Thunderbird
1.0.2 is the latest. You should be able to go to Tools > Options >
Advanced > Software Update > Update from within Thunderbird (same for
3. From the enigmail website download and install Enigmail
You'll have to save it by right-clicking it and then from the Tools >
Extensions window in Thunderbird choose the Install button to install it
in Thunderbird.
4. After that you can create a key pair that you will use. You can
either use the OpenPGP Key Management window or the command line.

*DISCLAIMER* I'm fairly new to GnuPG/Enigmail/Thunderbird myself so I
don't know everything. The steps above I learned from installing it
myself just a couple months ago.

This advice is devoid of any Warranty for a particular purpose or
Warranty of merchantability or anything else you can think of. It's my
own experience.

S. Stacey Hansen wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to install GnuPG to use with Thunderbird 0.9.   I read the 
> instructions at, but 
> honestly, I am lost.  I am no coder, but am  intermediate "user". 
> Basically, I know enough to know what I don't know.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated, though I ask you don't assume I 
> have too much of a clue.
> I am most confused about what exactly I need to download as several 
> files are mentioned at
> I thank you in advance for your assistance.
> Peace,
> Stacey
> aka Emily Nelfnoffen
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