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[ESD-translators] esd for smartphone

From: Tomas Stary
Subject: [ESD-translators] esd for smartphone
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:08:53 +0200


I have recently been experimenting with setting up encryption on my
tablet. I run LineageOS (Cyanogen's fork) with f-droid repository set-up
on my tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.

Briefly, the setting is as follows:

0. if you don't have f-droid, install it from

You might be able to install the packages from Google play but since
they require you to run non-free software and require you to identify
yourself, f-droid is a great replacement.

1. Install K-9 mail and set up communication with your email provider.

There is a wizzard to do that, but be aware, that some of the email
providers (gmail in particular) require that you log in to your security
settings and allow less secure apps (not sure how much less secure it
is, or if the real reason is that they want you to use their proprietary

2. Install OpenKeychain and or generate a new keypair, or copy a private
key from your computer (`gpg --export-secret-keys -a <key_id> >
mysecret.asc`) to your phone, and in OpenKeychain choose Import from File.

3. go back to K-9 mail and in settings -> Cryptography choose
OpenKeychain as your default PGP app.

Your encryption, decryption and signing should now be working.

Does it work for you as well?

It would be nice to make more detailed description with print-screens
and update the guide, so people can use it on their mobile devices as well.

Best wishes,

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