This article explains how to encrypt and decrypt email messages.
Please note that only your main address can be used to send encrypted messages. It is not possible to send encrypted emails from an alias address.
Encrypting a message
1. After composing a message, click on the Encrypt button
2. When finished composing your message, click on the Send icon.
a. If your recipient's PGP key has already been imported into your PGP keyring, StartMail will automatically choose PGP encryption.
After your email is sent you'll see the following message at the bottom of your screen.
b. If your recipient is not in your PGP keyring, your message will be sent using Password Protected Messages (PPM encryption) and you'll see a pop up window.
Decrypting a message
1. To decrypt an encrypted message, click on the message and enter your PGP passphrase (this applies to both PPM and PGP encrypted messages).
Your PGP passphrase is by default your initial account password and we suggest changing it as soon as possible to a passphrase for security reasons.
a. You may also want to check the box labeled 'Remember my PGP passphrase until I log out' so you don't have to enter your PGP passphrase for each encrypted email you open within your email session