Encrypting Data with Guard

Encrypting Email Conversations

12.2.2. Sending encrypted emails

The following options exist:

How to send an encrypted email:

  1. Click the Enable Encryption icon in the button bar of the email editing window.

    If you are not signed in to Guard, the window for entering the Guard security password opens. Enter the password.

    A function bar will be displayed above the email text. A 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 further options, click on Options in the function bar.

    • In order to additionally sign the email, enable Sign email.

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

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

      Per default, encrypted emails are sent in Mime format. Some older email clients only support PGP/Inline. If the recipient uses such a client, enable Inline.

      Note: If you use Inline, you can not send emails in html format.

    You can also use the Options menu in the button bar to sign the email or to send your public key as attachment.

  3. Click on Send.

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

User interface:

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Parent topic: Encrypting Email Conversations