We haven’t forgotten about you, macOS users! Firstly, we’re going to teach you about macOS and Thunderbird email client. In today’s article, you will learn what software you need to use your Cryptoucan™ with and how to install it. Don’t worry, the article is accompanied by an instructional video of our production – as always.
To use Cryptoucan™ with macOS devices, you need these three pieces of software:
Picture 1: Software needed for macOS with Thunderbird email client
We’re going to show you where to get them and how to install them in the following paragraphs. Let’s jump right into it!
If you just want to see the instructional video, click here.
GPG Tools is an open source software package for safe communication.This software bundle is essential since it takes care of encryption and signing your emails. It also enables you to manage your keyring – import and export keys, edit them and so on.
Picture 2: Download page of GPGTools
When the file is downloaded, open it.
During the installation process you’ll be asked to allow different actions to the application – agree to them.
After the downloaded file opens, proceed with the option Install.
Picture 3: Licence agreement in GPGTools installer
Now let’s move to the email client!
Picture 4: Download page of Thunderbird
The app will be installed automatically, you just have to do one last thing:
Picture 5: Drag and drop to the Applications folder
And that’s it! Let’s move to the final piece of software
Enigmail provides support for GPG so you can use it in the email client. As it is an add-on for Thunderbird, we firstly have to:
You’ll be asked whether you want Thunderbird to be allowed to access your contacts or not, choose whichever option you want.
After opening Thunderbird:
Once Enigmail is added, notification bar saying Enigmail was successfully installed will appear at the top of the page. You can see it also appeared in the Add-ons Manager tab.
Picture 6: Installation page of Enigmail
Video 1: Cryptoucan™ usage: Installing on macOS
And that’s all for this week, see you next time!