Monday, August 1, 2011

PGP for Outlook Open Source with Source Code

Prerequisites for Outlook 2007 (see 2010, 2013 below)

First of all, a working copy of GPG is required, so visit the GnuPG download page, scroll down and download the command line Windows version.
Install this somewhere on your machine and remember the path where you installed it.
If everything has gone correctly, you can now open a command prompt and type gpg --version andgpg --list-keys to see the version and your keys (which would be empty if you're using it for the first time).
Visit the Getting Started section of the GnuPG handbook to generate your own key if this is your first encounter.
Command Line Interface
There are two main areas in the plugin, functionality for sending a mail (sign/encrypt) and for retrieving a mail (verify/decrypt).
At the moment only plain text emails are supported. No HTML mail or attachments, that's for a future version :)
See Cumps Consulting blog for the remainder of the install article ...

Here is the Github project : GnuPG addin for Outlook 2007

NOTE: To get this to work in Vista/7 you have to run the installer as administrator. Find your command shell in the run menu, right click and select run as administrator. Then do msiexec -i "path\and\filename.msi". That should get you past the impersonation difficulties.

PGP for Outlook 2010, 2013 

A simple OpenPGP encryption plugin for Outlook 2010 and 2013.

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