How to sign mail and news under Windows system by using GnuPG?

John W. Moore III jmoore3rd at
Fri Apr 6 05:13:52 CEST 2007

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Robert J. Hansen wrote:
>> Could anybody tell me how to sign a email under Windows by using
>> GnuPG? I've done some google, but could not find any Windows mail
> Typically, this is done with the assistance of an email plugin.
> Probably the most popular Windows email client that has GnuPG support
> is Thunderbird ( with the Enigmail plug-in
> (  I've used this combination for years
> with great success.
> The Enigmail mailing list is also a very newbie-friendly place.
> There are lots of people there who will be able to help you in
> getting Enigmail set up and configured appropriately.

While I heartily endorse Robert's suggestion; You specifically requested
Help with Outlook Express/Outlook.  For this application I suggest that
You install either GPGshell or WinPT.  Both will give You a Frontend
(GUI) for using GnuPG within any Compose Screen displayed on your PC.

I am a Fan of GPGshell which can easily be found with a Google Search.
I simply cannot recall the Link off the top of My head.  Both
applications will provide You with Key Management & Edit functions in
addition to the ability to Sign, Encrypt & Encrypt/Sign.  With GPGshell
the only real 'Secret' is that routine Signing is accomplished by using
the 'Clearsign' option from the Rt. Click context menu.

You haven't asked, Yet, but I am anticipating that your next Question
will be regarding a gpg.conf File.  Never hesitate to ask for
assistance.  The only 'Stupid' Question is the one not asked.

I am also going to send You an 'Invite' to the PGP-Basics Group where
many Answers & Advice are available 24/7/365.

Timestamp: Thursday 05 Apr 2007, 23:13  --400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
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