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I use GPG (Gnu Privacy Guard) for email encryption. GPG is an OpenPGP implementation. If you would like to send me an encrypted email, my public key can be found at I also have some keybase invites available, if you are interested.

I’d like to encrypt all of my emails, but of course most folks don’t use it. Still, I use it when I can, and insist on using it when sending financial or other confidential information.

If you are interested, and you are a mac user, I recommend the aptly titled “The best PGP tutorial for Mac OS X, ever“.

I have keyboard shortcuts setup, via
Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Services -> OpenPGP.

  • Decrypt Selection: ⌃⌥⌘-
  • Encrypt Selection: ⌃⌥⌘=
  • Sign Selection: ⌃⌥⌘[
  • Verify Signature: ⌃⌥⌘]

So, for example, to sign a message when I’m in Gmail, I highlight the text and the press
Control Option Command [
And (after entering my GPG password), the message will be signed.



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