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How to encrypt and decrypt GPG mails in the terminal

Encrypting

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gpg -e -a -r <receiver@email.address> [-r <receiver2@email.address>] <type message> <ctrl d>

Now copy the PGP message to your mail client and send that mail.

  • You need one -r flag per receiver address
  • With a single receiver, you can also write gpg -ear reci@pie.nt

Decrypting

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gpg -d <paste encrypted message> <ctrl d>

Adding public keys

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gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --search-keys <user@domain.com> <number of the search result that should be imported>

Also see Using GPG/PGP with Ubuntu and Thunderbird.

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Dominik Schöler
Last edit:
6 months ago
by Dominik Schöler
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