We need some basic tutorial on how to get started using GPG from Emacs before we start talking about using GnuPG and various email clients.
Here are some ideas from a thread on Mastodon:
- how to create a key for yourself
- import somebody else’s key
- encrypt a file for unlocking with your own key
- encrypt a file for unlocking with an imported key
- easily integrate with a linux email client such as Thunderbird or Kmail or Evolution
- what version of gpg is running?
- how to create a passphrase
- how to create, store and use a revocation certificate
- how to set and edit an expiry date in order to extend a key
- explain what those weird subkeys are
- how and where to upload it to public keyservers
- how to extract and send a key to somebody else, knowing their public key
- how to import someone else’s key
- how to set trust levels for other’s keys
- explain errors that happen when methods using imported keys throw ‘unusable key’ errors
- easy integration
I’m going to start with the text I originally wrote for my Gmail, Gnus and GPG page. Let’s see how far I get. I’m going to call it The Using GPG Guide (or UGG for short…).