GPG and Outlook revisited

Chris De Young chd at
Mon Sep 9 22:27:02 CEST 2013

Thanks all - alas we are on Outlook 2013, and given Outlook's market
share it does seem pretty likely that the NSA would have poked into it
as well. Maybe I can get them to let me speak IMAP to the mail store,
and use Thunderbird for work too...


On 9/9/2013 6:32 AM, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Mon,  9 Sep 2013 09:52, John at said:
>> If you're already using the GPG4Win package, install the PGPOL Outlook plugin
>> that ships with it. It should work with Outlook 2003/2007.
> In fact we put quite some work into enabling it for OL2010 - no MIME
> stuff there, but at least we have options to handle attachments.
> Frankly, I am pretty sure we could add MIME support the same way we did
> it for OL2003 but it needs quite some research and work, meaning we need
> to get a sponsor for that.  
> BTW, given that Lotus Notes has been found bugged by the NSA as early as
> 1997 [1], it is wishful thinking that Outlook has no such feature.
> Better assume that there is way to remotely install extra features into
> Outlook so to scan the drive for private keys.  In case Gpg4win would
> get in wide use [2] dedicated spying code may be deployed at one of the
> next patch days.
> Salam-Shalom,
>    Werner
> [1]
> [2] We currently have (only) ~4000 downloads a day

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