>> Online presence
>> Instant messaging
|Delta Chat **||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Signal *||ask me on any platform above|
|Manyverse||ask me on any platform above|
** Excellent for secure messaging
* Adequate for secure messaging
>> How to send an encrypted message
If you wish to send me an encrypted message and make sure that I and only I can read it, use any of the instant messaging services marked with ** (preferred) or * from the list above.
If you do not have accounts on any of the services above and/or prefer email, use any of the two guides below.
Using Keyoxide (easy)
- Visit my Keyoxide profile.
- Press the
encrypt messagelink at the bottom of the page.
- Write the message in the big textarea.
- Press the
ENCRYPT MESSAGEbutton and copy the encrypted content.
- Send an email with the encrypted content to email@example.com.
Using the Kleopatra software (advanced)
- Download my public key.
- Download Kleopatra (Linux - Windows - Chocolatey) and run it.
Importand locate the file downloaded in the first step.
- You may be asked to "Certify" the public key. This is optional (read below) and can be skipped.
- Go to the
- After you are done writing your message, go to the
Recipientstab and choose
Yarmo Mackenbachin the
Encrypt for others:field.
- Return to the
Notepadtab and press the
- Copy the entire message that is now displayed and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Certifying" my key via Kleopatra requires you to make your own keypair. To manually verify the validity of my public key, right-click on my key, press on
Details and make sure the
fingerprint matches my PGP signature.
Getting an encrypted response
If you would like to get an encrypted response from me, please include the public key of your personal keypair or upload it to a key server.
If you do not have a personal keypair yet, both Mailvelope and Kleopatra allow you to generate a new keypair. The public part of your keypair can be used by anyone to encrypt their messages to you, and the secret part MUST REMAIN SECRET and can be used by you AND ONLY YOU to decrypt those messages.
Please note that dealing with PGP keys is advanced stuff: if you are not comfortable with PGP, let's talk using any of the encrypted instant messaging tools listed above.