[Gpg4win-users-en] GpGol

Bob Henson bob.henson at galen.org.uk
Mon Jun 30 20:42:17 CEST 2008

Bernhard Reiter wrote:

 > On Sunday 29 June 2008 13:17, Bob Henson wrote:
 >> I would like to install GpGol to use GnuPG with Outlook 2003. Firstly,
 >> can I install *just* GpGol alone from the latest version of GpgG4Win
 >> beta and use it along with my current GnuPG/Enigmail/Thunderbird set-up,
 >> or does it need GnuPG2 to operate? I note both are included in the
 >> installer.
 > The Gpg4win versions are tested together so it is a good idea
 > to install them together. The 1.9.x versions need Gnupg2.

Fine - I'll run both.

 >> I recall reading that I can run both GnuPG versions together; if I have
 >> to use both is it best to install them to separate directories so as not
 >> to disturb my existing set-up?
 > I think you can do that, but watch the PATH and registry settings.

OK. I assume by the "think" that on your GNU/Linux set-up you did not 
separate them, and they worked fine in the same directory?

 >> Will they both be able to access the same
 >> keyrings, or is it best to duplicate the keyrings too? I currently keep
 >> my keyrings in a Truecrypt disk, and point to them with a registry entry
 >> - will it cause unnecessary complications or incompatibilities to have
 >> two sets of keyrings?
 > From GNU/Linux I know that gnupg1 and gnupg2 usually work nicely on 
the same
 > set of keyrings. Duplicating thus seems like an extra hassle to me.
 > I cannot guarantee it, so keeping backups is always a good idea.

The backups go without saying - I always keep more than one secure 
keyring backups! As soon as I get a bit of spare time I'll give it a try 

Thanks again,



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