Just Deserts

No, not another screed on the arid corners of my psyche, but the continuing effort to get you to care about encrypting your mail.

I know, i know. You don’t understand it, it’s too complicated, and you’re not doing anything wrong. And, it’s all true, it is hard to understand, the software world has done a terrible job of making this stuff accessible. And as for not doing anything wrong, well, that’s completely missing the point.

That said: enough is enough. If you’re smart enough to cook an egg, drive a car, or program a DVR, you can setup and start to send secure mail.

My public key is here:

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Version: GnuPG v1.4.13 (Darwin)

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Your challenge, my dear friends, is to get off your collective arses and send me an encrypted mail!

Starting points:

  • if you’re already using thunderbird get the enigmail plugin.
  • if you’re using OS X and reading your mail with Mail.app (the standard mail app) then look at GPGTools / GPGMail.
  • if you’re using webmail (GMail, Yahoo! Mail, etc.) and Firefox / Chrome is your browser, then look at Mailvelope.

There are a million and one tutorials out there on getting this setup. If you find something that works for you then let me know in the comments and i’ll update this to point to them.

Update: I’d really like to know if anyone can read this with a phone.

jon

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