PGP Keys help to protect and encrypt your emails when sending sensitive information.
How to add a new PGP Key:
- Select New PGP Key.
- Provide a Key Name. Your email will already be shown in the Email field.
- Add a Note and Password. You will need to enter the password twice to confirm it.
- Select Add to complete.
Once you have added the PGP key, it will appear on your dashboard. Webmail allows you to create a PGP key pair. You can send the public key to other users to decrypt your messages while the private key is stored on the Webmail server to decrypt your received messages.
Note: To delete a PGP Key, select the trash can icon under the Remove section.
To add a PGP Key to your email:
- Compose a message and select the More dropdown. Here you will see the option to Attach Public Key. Select the option to enable it. Do not select Encrypt Message. If the recipient does not have access to the Public Key, you will receive a notification to uncheck Encrypt Message.
Note: After sending the public key, the recipient will be able to receive encrypted messages from your email account once they have added it to their Public Keyring. When the recipient receives an email, they will receive a special note to add the public key to their public keyring.
If it is accepted by the recipient, you can proceed with sending encrypted messages and you do not have to check Attach Public Key again.