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Re: [ESD-translators] esd for smartphone

From: Kateryna Razumova
Subject: Re: [ESD-translators] esd for smartphone
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:37:54 +0200

2018-04-11 13:08 GMT+02:00 Tomas Stary <address@hidden>:
> Hi,
> 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
> app).
> 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,
> Tomas
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It works well, though from my point of view enigmail has better
usability on a desktop than openkeychain on a mobile phone.
Also, I found out that there is no option to just sign a message
without encryption. Though, I have used a google apps version of
k9-mail and openkeychain (it was my family member's phone, I still
prefer to use feature (with buttons) phone due to privacy reasons).

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