PGP 5 Tips:

Getting good cryptography into as many hands as possible as quickly as possible

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Nota Bene: I do not pretend that the solutions I recommend are the only ones available, just that they appear to be the best ones I know of, and I wanted to make sure to avoid as many points of confusion as possible.

  1. Generating and using Keys:
  2. HKP keyserver problems:
  3. Mixed RSA and DH/DSS recipients:
  4. Message formatting with PGP/MIME:
  5. Copyright and patent law issues:
  6. Version availability:
  7. Signing keys:

Many thanks to the posters of for some of the above items.

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