HOW TO: Send your public key - PGP Desktop 10 for Macintosh


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This article describes how to send a public to a recipient to use for encryption using PGP Desktop for Mac OS X.

You can distribute your public key to recipients by publishing your key on the PGP Global Directory, including your key in an email message, or attaching the key file to an email message.

You can send your public key to another PGP customer using one of the methods below.

Include Your Public Key in an Email Message

  1. Open PGP Desktop.
  2. Open your email client, create a new message, and address it to the recipient to whom you are sending your public key.
  3. From PGP Desktop, select your key, then drag and drop your key onto the body of the email message. Your key block displays in the email message.
  4. Send the message.
Attach Your Public Key file to an Email Message

  1. Open PGP Desktop.
  2. Click Keys.
  3. Ctrl+click the key you want to save to a file and select Export.
  4. Enter a name and a location for the file.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Compose an email message to the recipient you want to send your key to and attach the key file.