Email Encryption

For a long time now, I’ve used Gmail because of how convenient it is. From a security perspective, Google encrypts all the traffic between your computer and their servers using HTTPS, however if you send an email to a non-Gmail user, your email is sent in plain text to the other email server. This makes your emails easily intercept-able and readable by the NSA and any other organization that has control of a router between Google and the other email provider.

If you’d like to ensure that the NSA does not get a copy of your email conversations, you can install an OpenPGP client for your email program so that you can encrypt your emails. I use a Chrome plugin called Mailvelope to encrypt my Gmail messages.  If you’d like know in detail how OpenPGP works, check out this Wikipedia article on OpenPGP. Here are some OpenPGP clients for other major email clients:

Install on of the GNU Privacy Guard clients above, and then import my public key. Search for it using the short ID 735FA3DA or download and import my public key from my website. I create new keys regularly so be sure to use this key and not older versions. You can also copy and paste my public key from the text block below.  Good Luck!

—–BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK—–
Version: OpenPGP.js v.1.20130712
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C0HpDNZIsWpBQUNhJOyfLFF3YoPPIN35QGZKjCekbbw8zXcr5M3XVZC1C/jm
VitTrW82fWsUTsOU/dVoMsfQoSqwjt40/hnHY7Bd46Svx55fBKm99YwQ9AFr
6K4IEIYu/nPG2TvMRI4dOuaaY+BB+SYImPd5TvtAwJLfKz++od3khznweIF3
lPaCjzqHNG+wpNtV3mFCjn2bcLtTqKq5tVjtX63g+1BNW+jblj5KKIiGq92u
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WoOXYHG1YxDG8DIPU80eNeCA15PwxvlYrYgfLqMrIt1xD5EcivlYlA2Mt8fc
eg4W3aI2eFX+BQevDjzoDKtqmjJF7lD3zE5q3lk28iYk+UZtI7nOQNRhuWGO
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Ciah/fX7DCaXXJJ5GQedod9+8QTbg2SLRflDbyAMuoYGSeE/oewBvk2/49Dc
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1phNeisYZ1zSYuIJx2IHrCmKvwV1XCb+QqApckzs53d6hQ8Db6qReEQhq86c
QkBFejYUl45AG4eXaYtQgNDZnELBXs/ojXp8sYPrUgKYIVuWmsVMfwppYicW
n3Sw1kPpy5B9JlFjaH59twK5iP/OGeqTof8y/XEd3zsjXUBo4v0UmM5QBikv
OruhHuaxU5bm59N6Ml4u82cyRpybfg4qid1bYH6brTQK4FzekgXkvGxrR4OX
R5nkxJ402aUnjppkyzeiXvqD6PMsLYv1sPJ7e/twxqWS+0MwnisP3d9SHHsu
wSmIWDZbzfmnqJziBmhQ2uf8IONQpXWfp82tzLGnOexvXgFwOTW4zCIbWn58
9sLviw7dx0OXXSpQcinloy4t
=zQS4
—–END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK—–

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