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A better email client with easy GPG encryption management

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libervisco's picture
Joined: 2006-05-04

I used to use sylpheed, but then switched to evolution because sylpheed was rather ineffective with email encryption, something that easily confuses me..

Evolution, however, just like sylpheed, still allows me to encrypt an email only with a key saved in preferences. What if I want to have multiple keys available and choose with which to encrypt a given email? Evolution doesn't ask..

So anyway, perfect email client would be fast like sylpheed (or just reasonably fast and not so intermingled with the desktop like evolution), allow me to import multiple GPG keys (or even read from GPG's I have saved in GPG configuration) and let me choose with which to encrypt (if any) every time I send an email.

So any ideas on alternatives? We must be having more than two or three good GUI email clients in the Free Software world, right? Eye

Btw, I know about kmail, but I'd rather have something GTK or at least independent of any major desktop..


libervisco's picture
Joined: 2006-05-04
I might have found one;

I might have found one; Thunderbird, in combination with enigmail. Mozilla people know how to make things work..

Of course IceDove would work here too.

Still further suggestions are welcome. Smiling

free-zombie's picture
Joined: 2006-03-08
IceDove+Enigmail and KMail

IceDove+Enigmail and KMail both workforme(tm)...

Joined: 2006-03-28
Since I usually anyway use

Since I usually anyway use KDE (except for working as root, there I use Gnome, for no special reason ;-) ) I am also quite used to the comfort KMail gives me. On the notebook I only use KMail, but on my PC I use Kontact, which wraps itself nicely around KMail, Akkregator and a few other useful things and gives you some sort of complete Outlook-like tool, just better. ;-)

But if you don't want anything that favors a certain platform, here KDE, then I guess using Thunderbird/IceDove+Enigmail might be a really good choice.

malcarada's picture
Joined: 2008-03-09
Alpine + PGP4Pine plugin

Alpine does not have GUI but works great, mutt also works great with GPG, but it has no GUI
neither you just need to get used not to use your mouse thats all. You work quicker
without a mouse anyway.

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