We have GOT TO make things simpler

Stefan Claas sac at 300baud.de
Mon Sep 30 16:55:59 CEST 2019

Stefan Claas via Gnupg-users wrote:

> Roland Siemons wrote:
> > Dear GNUPG developers,
> > 
> > We have GOT TO make things simpler.
> > 
> > 1/ I do have some years of experience with GnuPG. Especially with 
> > convincing people to use it. It is not easy. But I do it because it is 
> > in my interest to be able to communicate privately.
> > 2/ My latest experience is with a person who sent me his entire keypair 
> > per email. I had asked him to send me his public key only. I had 
> > instructed him how to prepare that file ("export public key, do NOT 
> > export the secret half of the keypair. Ensure this by ticking the right 
> > boxes. If you use GPA do it like this, if you use Kleopatra, follow 
> > those menu trails, if you use GPG Tools I do not know."). The person who 
> > made the horror of sending his secret key over email is properly educated.
> > 3/ Please do appreciate that the persons who we are convincing and 
> > instructing are not particularly interested in privacy. They need simple 
> > approaches.
> Maybe you can convince your friends to use Mailvelope or the new AutoCrypt
> from Vincent (who brought us Hagrid). Both are OpenPGP apps, and no longer
> require GnuPG and therefore should it make easier for your friends to use.
> Regards
> Stefan

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