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10.6: Sign and encrypt emails in Mail via thawte
Authored by: vykor on Oct 02, '09 08:13:42AM

If the other party you want to contact uses PGP/GPG exclusively for encryption (as a few of my more annoying friends do), though, this might not work for you. Apple Mail and most other mail clients use S/MIME as the built-in encryption and signing protocol, which uses these certificates. GPG has its own protocols, its own key infrastructure, and its own keyservers. The two systems usually don't interoperate very well -- you end up having to pick one or the other on a per-message basis if you run both. Sometimes this depends heavily on what the guy on the other end is using -- if he's sticking to GPG, you'll probably still have to find a GPG-aware client for yourself.

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