How To Encrypt Email

How does it work?

PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) is a time-tested and proven method of protecting email communications with end-to-end encryption (which prevents emails from being read by any third parties, including the email provider). Historically, PGP has been difficult to use, and it was not possible for most users to set up and regularly use PGP.

PGP works by generating a key pair: a public key and a private key. The public key can be distributed to anyone who wants to send you a message and is used to encrypt a message that can only be decrypted by you. The private key is kept secret and is used for decryption.

Here you can find the public key of Lighthouse16

How to start

By far the easiest way to use PGP with someone else is for both you and your contact to create a ProtonMail email address. It’s free and takes less than a minute. Lighthouse16 uses ProtonMail for private and business email.

It is also possible to use GPGTools to encrypt your emails on your Mac. They have a great first steps with GPGTools article.


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