Enigmail: Easy E-Mail Encryption via Thunderbird

Enigmail: Easy E-Mail Encryption via Thunderbird.

The enigmatic Troutgirl points at the Enigmail project which, aside from having a great name, may make some headway in getting e-mail encryption technology in front of the masses.

Enigmail is an extension to the mail client of Mozilla / Netscape and
Thunderbird which allows users to access the authentication and
encryption features provided by the popular GnuPG software (see
screenshots). Enigmail is open source and dually-licensed under the GNU
General Public License and the Mozilla Public License.

Having tried e-mail encryption of many flavors over the years, this
sounds like it might just work. Integration has always been the killer.
Either the system used a standard encryption tool such as PGP or now
GPG, or it used a built-in system that didn't necessarily play nicely
with others.

Enigmail seems to solve both of those problems.  [Jeremy Zawodny's blog]

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