Then click in the browser on the Mailvelope icon, then Generate Key. Enter your name, your e-mail address and any password into the fields and confirm with Create .
Your public key is automatically transferred to a key server. To confirm, you will receive an email from “Mailvelope Key Server” with the subject line “Confirm your email address”. Do this by clicking on the link contained in the message. Important note: Open the message directly via your webmailer; this is the only way to decrypt the message. This works with the major providers such as Gmail, simply by clicking on Show message. You can then open the message with the password you created in step 2 and click on the link.
How to send encrypted emails with Mailvelope
Sending encrypted messages only works if the recipient has also set up Mailvelope. If this is the case, click the button for writing a new message in the webmail interface. A Mailvelope symbol then appears in the window. Click on it, then click Compose Secure Email. A new window will open.
Enter the recipient’s email address and the message in the field below. Once that’s done, click on Encrypt . The window closes. Now type in a subject line (it remains unencrypted) and send the message on its way by clicking Send .