What is PGP
How does this help
If a message is signed or encrypted you can verify that signature and thus the sender from your own keyring or one of the many keyservers. So even if someone tries to spoof a key, it will fail the verification.
If you host or attend Key signing parties it will let you meet people and get some signatures on your key ring. This is helps build a web of trust (explained at the link above), which makes it harder for someone to pretend to be someone they are not. Plus it is normally a safe way to meet people in your area since a lot of security people attend these events. For you non-techie types, its also a way to make friends with your local'computer geeks' to help fix those pesky computer problems.
This would also help prevent a virus from spreading from your address book. Because the people you e-mail regularly would know if it isn't PGP signed to delete it.
How to use it
The first links are to pdf versions of the documents.
I also have versions below for Microsoft Office and Open Office
enigmail install (PDF)
gdata install guide (PDF)
install gpg (PDF)
using gpg (PDF)
enigmail install (MS Office)
gdata installguide (MS Office)
install gpg (MS Office)
using gpg (MS Office)
enigmail install (Open Office)
gdata installguide (Open Office)
install gpg (Open Office)
using gpg (Open Office)
enigmail install (Open Document)
gdata installguide (Open Document)
install gpg (Open Document)
using gpg (Open Document)
How do I contact you
Please feel free to submit bugs, suggestions, and general comments.
nospamshadow at ibiblio org
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