PGP Keys help to protect and encrypt your emails when sending sensitive information.
To add a new PGP Key:
- Select New PGP Key
- Provide a Key Name (your email will already be shown in the e-mail field)
- Add a Note and Password, you will need to enter the password twice to confirm.
- Select Add to complete.
Once you have completed adding the PGP Key, it will appear in your dashboard. Webmail allows you to create a PGP key-pair. You can then 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 Trashcan icon on the PGP Keys page in the Preferences section.
To add a PGP Key to your email:
- Compose a message and select Attach Public Key, do not select Encrypt Message.
- If the recipient does not have access to the Public Key, you will receive a notification to un-check Encrypt Message.
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 e-mail they will receive a special note to Add 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 Public Key again.