Encrypting Data with Guard

Encrypting E-Mail Conversations

12.2.2. Sending encrypted E-Mail messages

The following options are available:

How to send an encrypted E-Mail:

  1. Click the Enable Encryption icon in the button bar of the email editing window. A function bar will be displayed above the email text. Text will be displayed within the function bar notifying you about the encryption of the email.

    Icons next to the recipients indicate whether the message can be encrypted for this recipient. If hovering over an icon, a description will be displayed.

  2. In order to show additional options, click on Options in the function bar.

    • In order to additionally sign the E-Mail, enable Sign e-mail.

      You can also click on the Options menu in the button bar.

    • To enable The E-Mail recipient to send an encrypted reply, the recipient needs to have your public key. You can send your public key as an attachment. To do so, enable Attach my public key.

      You can also click on the Options menu in the button bar.

    • If Show advanced settings is enabled in the Guard settings, you can set the PGP format.

      By default, encrypted E-Mail messages are sent in PGP Mime format. Some older clients only support PGP Inline. If the recipient uses such a client, enable Inline.

      Note: If you use Inline, you can not send E-Mail messages in HTML format.

  3. Click on Send.

    When sending to new recipients, a window is displayed that allows to send notes for opening the encrypted E-Mail to the recipients.

User interface:

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Parent topic: Encrypting E-Mail Conversations