I am totally new with PGP, and I would like to know how I can initiate a mail exchange with it.
I created my public/private keys, and posted my private key on the MIT PGP Public Key Server. I can find it on the site now.
What's next? How do I create the encrypted message? (without the need of any software. I just want to understand)
I'm thinking about:
# I write my message $ vim message $ cat message Hello, can you read this? # Add the fingerprint of my public key so the recipient will be able to find the public key on pgp.mit.edu. $ gpg --fingerprint my-mail-address >> message # Create the message (I imported the recipient's public key) $ cat message | gpg --encrypt --armor -r firstname.lastname@example.org -----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE----- Version: GnuPG v1 [Base64] -----END PGP MESSAGE-----
Is this right?