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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Pine and Gpg Update

Okay, found out my last post on using Gpg and Pine leaves out some things that I've since had to work out. Here's what I did. In Pine, go to Setup, then Config. Go down until you see default-composer-hdrs. Enter X-GPG-PUBLIC_KEY: http://wwwkeys.nl.pgp.net X-GPG-FINGERPRINT: your id fingerprint here Go further down to display filters. Enter _LEADING("-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE")_ /usr/local/bin/gpg --decrypt _LEADING("-----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE")_ /usr/local/bin/gpg --decrypt Go on down to sending filters. Enter /usr/local/bin/gpg -sae (this 1st one for encryption) /usr/local/bin/gpg --clearsign (this one for signing) There's only one person I send anything encrypted to, so the following work around isn't too much of a bother. Guess it could get worse if I had to start encrypting a message to a whole bunch of recipients. Anyway, when I address the message, I first put in the intended recipient, then myself to be carbon copied. When I send the message, I choose the first gpg filter which encrypts and signs, type in my password when it asks, and then gpg asks me for recipient(s). First I type in the intended one and hit enter. Then I type in myself and hit enter. Then enter one more time on a blank line. Message is sent to us both, he can read it, I can read the copy in my sent messaages folder, and all's well. I'm using FreeBSD 3.7 Release, GPG 1.4.1 and Pine 4.62, so if anyone else knows of a better way to do the above with installing a bunch of God awful scripts and so forth, in other words, just some settings I can change, & you read this, please let me know!

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