Is Open PGP or GnuPG or GPG possible on a Mac?

Samir Nassar samir at
Fri May 1 09:50:18 CEST 2015

On Thursday 30 April 2015 23:47:42 Mercury Rising wrote:
> I will take the answer on the list and at mercuryrising11 at  I Up
> graded to Mavericks on the Mac. I am looking for a whole package of open
> source PGP-like programs that will let me encrypt to other keys and manage
> other keys and my own. It is for private corrispondence. I was sending
> messages from my iPhone to the list but don't see them posted. Perhaps
> directly form my Mac will help this time.

Yes, it is possible to use OpenPGP with GnuPG on OS X:

The best (most stable, best supported, easiest overall) results tend to 

GPG Suite:
Mozilla Thunderbird:

Keep in mind that the parties you want to communicate with also have to 
understand how to handle OpenPGP.

If it matters to you to be more secure in communication, I would strongly 
suggest making sure your computer is using full disk encryption. In the case 
of OS X on a Mac, this means enabling FileVault.

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