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

Moses moses.mason at
Fri Apr 6 07:38:36 CEST 2007

On 4/6/07, John W. Moore III <jmoore3rd at> wrote:
> Hash: SHA512
> 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.

Thank you. I'm using GPGshell now :)

A newbie question: how to better use GPGshell in OE? Because I found
it's a little hard for me to understand how to sign/encrypt a mail
after I composed it.

The way I do right now is, "save as" the mail first, go to the windows
explorer to sign/encrypt the mail, drag the result .gpg/.asc file back
to the OE and send it. there any GPG plug-in for OE exists can do all these jobs
along..without switch between OE and other applications?

Thanks a lot.


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