This article describes how to distribute your PGP 8.x public key so that others may send you encrypted data. This applies to PGP Desktop 8.x users who have Macintosh OS 10.2.x - 10.3.9.
In order for other PGP users to send you encrypted data, they must have a copy of your public key on their PGP keyring. There are several different methods for other users to obtain a copy of your public key. Included in this article are instructions for emailing a copy of your public key (as an attachment or as a text block), and uploading a copy of your public key to a public keyserver.
|Note: You may also use PGP to digitally sign your emails and documents, and your public key verifies your PGP digital signature. Recipients of your PGP-signed data (who have a copy of your public key) are able to verify your signature, indicating that emails/documents are really from you.|
Email a copy of your public key as an attachment
Email a copy of your public key as a text block
Upload your public key to a public key server