Most secure GPG combination for Mac OS X
dgouttegattat at incenp.org
Tue Nov 6 13:54:43 CET 2018
First, a warning: I am by no means a "security expert" and I have
very little experience with Mac OS X, which I only use at my
workplace (and only because my employer didn't let me use a
However and for what it's worth:
On Tue, Nov 06, 2018 at 06:48:07AM -0500, Nicholas Papadonis wrote:
> I noticed that there are two OSX packages for GPG:
> Mac GPG Installer from the gpgtools project
> GnuPG for OS X Installer for GnuPG
There's a third possibility, which is the one I use: install the GnuPG
provided by the MacPorts project .
Install MacPorts and then simply run:
$ port install gnupg2
MacPorts packagers seem keen to provide the latest versions and to
update their ports quickly when upstream publishes a new release.
For example, Libgcrypt was updated to version 1.8.4 the day after
that version was released.
> I'm considering using the Mac Mail.app
I tried to build the Mail.app plugin from the gpgtools project,
but failed. I don't remember what the problem was, just that I
I am currently using alternatively Neomutt (also installed through
MacPorts), which natively supports GnuPG, and Thunderbird with
Enigmail. Everything is working fine, including smartcard support.
Whether this is a "better integrated" solution than using Mail.app
I cannot tell.
Hope that helps a bit.
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