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Is PGP Universal securing my emails?

Created: 22 Jun 2011 | 2 comments

I've researched a lot about this topic, but I'm unable to tell if my email is being encrypted by using PGP Universal. In my inbox, I have an email stating this:

Welcome to  ACS PGP Universal!

Your email is now being automatically secured by PGP Universal.

No further action is required to secure future messages.

But I've tested sending emails to many locations and I DON'T SEE any TLS/AES/SHA/RC4 entry on the headers of it. I thought the recipients don't log this information, but I really don't think any of them log this information, at least one must log it. So my question is, how do I know if my email is being encrypted and is secure from all of the dangers out there on the Internet?

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pabechevb's picture

When I send an email to Gmail or Hotmail, it is not encrypted as I see in the headers.

But when I send an email to another corporation that encrypts their messages, I've received the confirmation it is using TLS/DHE/RSA/AES/SHA.

And when I send a message from Gmail to my email account, it is also encrypted.

Now I'm researching on other routes so I can continue with my security analysis.

Thank you.

pabechevb's picture

When I send an email to Gmail it IS NOT encrypted:

Received: from ( [])

        by with ESMTP id w15si2158870ybk.83.2011.;

        Wed, 22 Jun 2011 11:14:25 -0700 (PDT)

But when other enterprise send it to Gmail it IS encrypted:

Received: from ( [])
        by with ESMTPS id y48si10403277yhl.82.2011.
        (version=TLSv1/SSLv3 cipher=OTHER);
        Thu, 23 Jun 2011 10:15:06 -0700 (PDT)

So I don't know if PGP Universal must be configured in some way to do this?