Consider Using GPG

It had been a long time since I'd used GPG on the Mac. At some point I updated the OS before the mail add-ons were compatible and getting everything set up was kind of a pain in the ass.

It's come a long way, as you can see from their short screencast. It really is as simple as it looks.

In a few minutes you can be up and running, even if you don't know much about how public key encryption works. If you're interested in controlling your own privacy in the content of your communications? Use GPG.

Here's my public key for jurist {at} bitninja {dot} org. You can use this to verify the authenticity of things that I publish and sign as well as sending me encrypted communications.

-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
Version: GnuPG/MacGPG2 v2.0.20 (Darwin)
Comment: GPG

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-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----