Decryption

When you open a PGP-encrypted mail, you can use the new PGP Decrypt/Verify action button to assist you in decrypting the message. If the encrypted email is sent by another PGPNotes client, or PGPNotes determines that the email is encrypted using PGP, PGP Decrypt/Verify will be executed automatically.


  • You may be prompted for your passphrase.
  • The message will be decrypted. If the email contains attachments, an Attachments dialog box will pop up and allow you to individually process the file attachments.

    The Detach button allows you to save file attachments to a location of your choice. You will be prompted for a location to save the decrypted file. If the file attachment is encrypted, it will be automatically decrypted. You will then be asked whether you want to automatically launch the decrypted file using the associated application.

    The View button is for viewing file attachments directly without explicitly saving it. The file is first detached into a temporary directory (TEMP\pgptemp). Then the associated application of the detached/decrypted file is launched. When you exit the Decrypt attachments dialog box, the temporary files created are also removed. Therefore, it is important that you close all applications activated by the View button before clicking on the Exit button to quit. Otherwise, if the temporary files created are still locked by their associated applications, you will be alerted by warning messages.

    Finally, the Process public key button imports public keys from file attachments which contain exported public keys.
  • If the email is signed, a notification will appear at the top of the screen. In this way, you can be sure of the authenticity of the message.
  • Back in Lotus Notes, you may click on the PGP Forward button to forward the decrypted memo to someone else. This quoting format is based on the Internet standard (using > marks). File attachments are not included.
  • You may also click on the PGP Reply with History button to create a reply based on the decrypted memo. This quoting format is based on the Internet standard (using > marks). File attachments are not included.
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