OK, thanks for all the info. Using Messages will work for most things. As for the companies keeping the keys, this was mentioned by one of the pages that I had found when looking for free certificates. I had never really thought about it, but it should've been something, uh, more obvious.
Cheers, Bill > On Jan 13, 2020, at 21:01, Lee Larson <leelar...@me.com> wrote: > > On Jan 13, 2020, at 6:03 PM, Bill Rising <bris...@mac.com> wrote: > >> I poked around for a bit and found that everyone was talking about using >> GPGTools. They want $24 for their plugin for Mail (or allow compiling from >> source for free, as long as the user can go into source and find and strip >> the code for the payment). There were people who were using it without the >> plugin, but then it looked like a real hack. > > I paid for it. I want to use PGP/GPG so I can control my own keys. I’ve > always been a little leery of the companies that give or even sell encryption > key pairs because in the beginning they do have the keys and there’s nothing > to stop them from keeping them. With the GPG setup, I have complete control > of my keys. > >> Do you have something you recommend which would make it (relatively) >> painless? Most of what I say, the NSA can read, and then sell to Google in a >> private-public partnership. Oh wait, is it the other way around? > > The most painless method to do secure messaging is probably Apple’s Messages. > But, you need some sort of Apple device at each end. > > In my family, those of us with Apple devices use Messages. With lesser > devices, we use GPG. We do this for several reasons: we do transfer financial > information, particularly since some elderly family members have recently > died and left money that must be handled; and, we value our privacy. > > L^2 > > ---- > Lee Larson > leelar...@me.com > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > MacGroup mailing list > Posting address: MacGroup@erdos.math.louisville.edu > Archive: <http://email@example.com/> > Answers to questions: <http://erdos.math.louisville.edu/macgroup/> _______________________________________________ MacGroup mailing list Posting address: MacGroup@erdos.math.louisville.edu Archive: <http://firstname.lastname@example.org/> Answers to questions: <http://erdos.math.louisville.edu/macgroup/>