compatible with PGP/Desktop

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Thu Mar 17 01:17:26 CET 2011

On 3/16/2011 7:01 PM, Mike Acker wrote:
> Is PGP/ENIGMAIL compatible with folks using Outlook or Microsoft
> Mail with PGP Desktop?

PGP is a registered trademark of the PGP Corporation.  It's a great
product, but Enigmail doesn't use it.  Enigmail uses GnuPG, which is a
compatible implementation of PGP.

The answer to your question is, "yes."  The only thing you need to be
careful about is that historically Microsoft products have had awful
support for sending messages as encrypted MIME data.  The Enigmail folks
recommend not using that feature when communicating with people using
Outlook Express, Outlook, or Windows Live Mail.

If this doesn't answer your question fully, perhaps you should try
asking on the Enigmail mailing list?  You can sign up for it at:

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