Seán Healy

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Email encryption

You can also send me encrypted emails. To do this, you'll first need my public GPG key. After encrypting an email using this key, only I will be able to read the content, subject, and attachments. Not even my email provider will be able to decrypt the message.

Knowing how to encrypt your emails is an important skill in journalism, politics or activism. Generally, if you ever deal with sensitive or personal data in any way, then I'd recommend being proactive about your digital security, and learning how to encrypt your emails.

You can encrypt emails very easily using popular email programs like Thunderbird. There are plenty of guides on how to get set up using encrypted email. E.g.

  1. Introduction to End-to-end encryption in Thunderbird
  2. OpenPGP in Thunderbird - HOWTO and FAQ
  3. End-to-end encryption on Wikipedia

If you're worried that my key may not be mine, here are some details that can help verify its authenticity. The finger print is A3E2 743C 4913 9D85 929B CF71 2ADD 11B4 E4E7 17E3, and the key was created on .

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