Encrypting Data with Guard

Encrypting Email Conversations with Autocrypt

12.3.3. Transferring Autocrypt keys to other clients

To decrypt messages received on another email client and to sign outgoing messages, you have to copy your private keys to the other client. To do so, you can use the Autocrypt transfer service. The Autocrypt transfer service sends you an email with your private keys. This email is encrypted with a 36 digit code.

How to transfer your Autocrypt keys to another client:

  1. Click the Settings icon in the menu bar. Click on All settings.

    The Settings window opens.

  2. Click on Security in the left pane. Click on Guard.

  3. Enable Show advanced settings. Items for managing keys and for the Autocrypt settings will be displayed.

  4. Click on Autocrypt Transfer Keys below Autocrypt. The Autocrypt Transfer Keys window opens.

  5. Enter your Guard password. Click on Transfer.

    A setup email with a passcode will be sent to your primary email address. The passcode will be displayed in the Autocrypt Transfer Keys window.

  6. Open the setup email on the wanted email client. Enter the passcode.

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