symmetric email encryption

Thomas Asta thomasasta at
Fri Jul 18 06:37:00 CEST 2014

Am 18.07.2014 02:04 schrieb "Hauke Laging" <mailinglisten at>:

> Hello,
> is there any OpenPGP mail client which supports symmetric encryption?
> I think that would be a nice feature for recipients who don't have an
> asymmetric key (those 99%). Many new communication systems have a
> fallback option for symmetric encryption in case the preferred way is
> unavailable. And, quite important: It would not require serious
> development effort as this possibility is built-in with GnuPGP. Anyone
> using Linux (and a mail client with OpenPGP support) could use that
> directly. The others would just have to install e.g. Gpg4win and
> Enigmail but would not have to configure it.
> Is there any reason *not* to support symmetric-only encryption in a mail
> client?
> Hauke
> --
> Crypto für alle:
> OpenPGP: 7D82 FB9F D25A 2CE4 5241 6C37 BF4B 8EEF 1A57 1DF5
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