In today’s post we will learn how to encrypt, decrypt and sign e-mails on macOS using Thunderbird email client! You can read this article to learn how to do it or you can watch our instructional video that we made for you!
When you are operating with e-mails in your everyday life, you’re most likely to use these three security features cryptography keys are used for:
Keep reading to see how it’s done or click here to see our instructional video.
You won’t need Cryptoucan™ for this action as we are using other users’ public keys that we’ve already imported to our GPGTools key manager.
And with that, the email is securely sent!
Picture 1: Choosing public key
You will need your Cryptoucan™ now as we are using our private key – that’s only known to us and that’s stored on our device – to pair it with the public key that was used to send the email in the first place.
Once the PIN code is successfully entered, the content of the email is revealed.
Picture 2: Decrypting e-mail
When you are signing emails, you are signing them with your private signature key. This way no one can fake your identity if they don’t have your private key. You will need Cryptoucan™ for this operation.
Once you enter it, the email is sent. You can see the signature of emails at the top of the email – with the color corresponding to its trustworthiness.
Picture 3: Signature of the e-mail
Video 1: Cryptoucan™ usage: Handling e-mails on macOS
That’s all for this week, thank you very much for reading and see you next time!