GPG on Android

Juergen BRUCKNER juergen at
Sat Nov 3 19:13:52 CET 2018

Hello Masha,

as you are new to this whole topic, I guess the easiest way to use
encrypted mail (either GPG and/or S/MIME) on a Android device would be
the app "MailDroid".
It comes in a free version[1] (with advertisings) and in a "pro"
version[2] (without advertisings) and supports both GPG and S/MIME.
MailDroid also supports POP and IMAP, and works fine with Googlemail.

You need to install the additional Flipdog CryptoPlugin[3] on your
device, where you import and manage the keys.
You have to create the keys for example on a desktop computer and import
it to your android device and into the CryptoPlugin.

I use MailDroid since several years without any problems, and can fully
recommend it for beginners.

There is also a app named "K-9 Mail"[4], which supports GPG (but not
S/MIME). As far I know you also need several additional software for K-9
In my eyes its not really recommendable for beginners. I tried it years
ago and found it a bit complicated to use for myself. But thats a
personal opinion.

The best would be to try both, MailDroid and K-9 Mail and then make your
personal choice.
If you need help with MailDroid you can contact me. For K-9 Mail I am
sure that here are also some people who can help you with it.

best regards


Am 03.11.18 um 17:04 schrieb Yagthara Aghhay-Boor:
> Hello Group,
> I'm very new to GPG and email encryption and looking for a app to use gpg
> and signed email on my android devices.
> Can you recommend me a email app to use with pgp on Android?
> best
> Masha
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> Gnupg-users mailing list
> Gnupg-users at

Juergen M. Bruckner
juergen at

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