Thunderbird - secure email client
is a free and open source email client for receiving, sending and storing emails. You canmanage multiple email accounts using a single program. Enigmail and GPG will enable you to bring privacy andsecurity to your email communication through the use of encryption.
All Windows Versions
Versions used in this guide
Thunderbird 184.108.40.206Enigmail 0.95.7GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG)1.4.9
Follow any program-specific directions in the Guide If there are none, simply click the link below and choose a location to save the installer Find the installer on your computer and double-click it
Free and Open-Source Software
How-to Booklet chapter 7. Keeping your Internet Communication Private
: 1: Beginner,
, 4: Experienced, 5: Advanced
Time required to start using this tool
: 40 minutes
What you will get in return
:The ability to manage different e-mail accounts through a single programThe ability to read and compose messages after disconnecting from the InternetThe ability to use public key encryption to keep your email private
1.1 Things you should know about this tool before you startMozilla Thunderbird
is a free, cross-platform and open source email client for receiving, sending and storingemails. An email client is a computer application that lets you download and manage your email messages withoutan Internet browser. You can manage multiple email accounts using a single program. You must have an existingemail account before using Thunderbird. In this chapter, you will learn how to set up Thunderbird for use with aRiseUp and a Gmail account.
is an add-on developed for Thunderbird. It lets users access the authentication and encryption featuresprovided by
GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG)
. GnuPG is a program used to generate and manage the key pairs thatare used in public key encryption to keep your email communications private and secure. Before you can beginusing Enigmail, you must install GnuPG as described later on in this chapter.
Registering email accounts
In this section, you will learn how to configure Thunderbird for use with your Gmail and/or RiseUpaccounts.
Select Start > Programs > Mozilla Thunderbird > Mozilla Thunderbird
: to activate the Thunderbird program.
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