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Windows Desktop Search the contents of PGP'd emails in Outlook inbox

Created: 21 Nov 2012 | 1 comment


Is it possible to allow (or set it up in a way) Windows Desktop Search (WDS) to index PGP encrypted emails in my Outlook inbox? If this is not possible, is there another way to allow the searching of an inbox in Outlook, ie. once the passphrase has been authenticated and I can view encrypted messages.

Currently when doing a search in Outlook I can search on the sender/subject (unencrypted elements) but the contents of emails are not being matched when searching.

Versions info:

Windows XP

Outlook 2007

PGP Desktop 10.2.0

Windows Desktop Search 4.0

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b4lb04's picture

Does anyone have any ideas on the above question?!

Further testing has revealed that if one creates a Mail Rule in Outlook and run it retrospectively on (for example) an inbox of encrypted mail Outlook (presumably throught calling PGP) decrypts the emails seemingly on the fly executed the rule...

Can the same be possible for doing a search? It may be a slow process, but at least it gives the user the ability to search.

Any advise welcomed...