Email Encryption: Use GPG on Windows

Encrypting Clipboard Content

For Windows users, the easiest way to use GPG encryption with email is to use the “clipboard” function in the GNU Privacy Assistant – Key Manager and copy and paste the content of your email. 

Open GNU Privacy Assistant and click on “Clipboard”.  Enter the message you wish to send:

Now, click on “Encrypt”. Choose the recipient you wish to send the message to and make sure to check the “Sign” checkbox:

Click “Ok”.  If a box appears that says “Unknown key”, ignore it and click “Yes”.  Enter the passphrase you created earlier and continue.  You should now have the following:

Copy and paste the whole text into an email client and send the PGP encrypted message.