Enable PGP Desktop to not Search for Keys for Every Email Message
|Article:TECH156843|||||Created: 2011-03-29|||||Updated: 2011-06-28|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH156843|
Why does PGP Desktop automatically attempt to encrypt all email messages and searches for recipients keys? Is it possible to encrypt email messages to only specific recipients?
By default, PGP Desktop uses Opportunistic Encryption for accounts added as a PGP Messaging Service. Oopportunistic Encryption means that, if PGP Desktop has the recipient's verified public key it automatically encrypts the message. Otherwise, it sends the message in clear text (unencrypted).
You can configure PGP Desktop to only encrypt to recipients you specify by disabling Opportunistic Encryption policy.
- Open PGP Desktop.
- Click the PGP Messaging Control box and then select your email account name.
- Under Security Policies, click the Edit Policies button.
- Remove the checkmark next to Opportunistic Encryption (default) and click Done.
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH156843