Encrypting emails

Sending emails is a common and convenient way of communication. Unfortunately, it’s not a very safe way of communication.

But there is help: Pretty Good Privacy or PGP as an acronym.

What is PGP?

PGP is a way to encrypt data based on an asynchronous encryption pattern that uses a public key for encryption and a private key for decrypting data.
In the context of sending emails, this means that everyone needs my public key to encrypt a message and only I can decrypt the message using my private key.

Would this be implemented everywhere, spammer around the world would have a harder time sending bullsh*t emails to everyone because PGP can also be used to set up a network of trust for emailing. But this is a discussion for another day.

Send me an encrypted email

So, if you prefer to send me your email as a mail in a closed envelope rather than a digital postcard, here’s my public key:

hello@consulting-insights.de

References

If you like to read more about this topic you might want to start at the OpenPGP project.