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claws-mail-pgpinline - handle PGP/Inline signed and/or encrypted mails


This manual page documents briefly the claws-mail-pgpinline package.

This manual page was written for the Debian™ distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

claws-mail-pgpinline is a plugin (loadable module) for the Claws Mail mailer.

This plugin allows decrypting mails, verifying signatures and sign or encrypt your own mails using PGP/Inline.

It requires GnuPG and GPGME.


Notice this method for signing or encryption is deprecated and you probably should be using PGP/MIME, but it is still provided for compatibility with user agents which are unable to handle the 10-year old PGP/MIME standard (being Outlook from Windows platform the most noticeable example).


Before using a plugin you must instruct Claws Mail to load it on startup.

For this you must go “Configuration” menu on main window toolbar, open “Plugins...” dialog, click on the “Load plugin...” button and select the plugin file, named, and press the “Open” button.


Configuration file for GnuPG, read gpg and gpgconf manual pages for details.


gpg(1), gpgconf(1), claws-mail(1), claws-mail-pgpmime(7), claws-mail-extra-plugins(7).


Wrote the claws-mail-pgpinline plugin.
Wrote this manpage for the Debian™ system.


Copyright © 2008-2020 Ricardo Mones

This manual page was written for the Debian system (but may be used by others).

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 or (at your option) any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.

2023-01-03 4.1.1-2+b1