KGpg : how to crypt files in order to send them with E-Mail?

dear experts,

i just have installed KGpg - and i love it. With the GUI i can

a. - crypt text in the editor : that works perfectly
b. - probably also crypt files that i am going to send with an email - Doc / odt / jpg and pdf files.

but i do not know how to do b!?

For email:

  • Thunderbird with enigmail;
  • kmail;
  • evolution;
  • claws-mail.

Any of these (and there are others) can send encrypted email. They will use “gpg” behind the scenes to handle the crypto.

hello dear Nrickert

many many thanks for the quick answer. great to hear from you-

well a leightweight one would be great. TBird is pretty big and heay…
a leightweight would be superb!!

will check the options

claws-mail is probably the lightest of those.

And then there’s “mutt” and possibly “alpine” if you want command line email utilities.

hello dear Nrickert

many many thanks for all - thanks for the hints:;

i see that therer are great leightweight clients that may replace the tbird-enigmail-combination :: love to use such leight client in opensuse
on Linux there are a few open source alternatives to the Thunderbird email client. There’s Evolution, KMail, Claws-Mail, Alpine (if you’re really old-school), and a handful of other clients (most of which, don’t live up to anyone’s expectations). well i need to have encryption - so the question is:

I have gathered some more infos about your examples: well we have the following: 5 Best Free and Open Source Lightweight GUI Email Clients - LinuxLinks

Email remains the killer information and communications technology. Email volume shows no sign of diminishing, despite the increasing popularity of collaborative messaging tools.
Messages are exchanged between hosts using the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol with software programs called mail transfer agents, and delivered to a mail store by programs called mail delivery agents, frequently referred to as email clients.
Email clients offer a variety of features. Many email clients offer a slew of features, some stick with just the basics. At the end of the day, what is important is that you find an email client that offers what you need, it is reliable, and works well on your computer. Thunderbird is widely regarded as an exceptional open source desktop email client, especially on Linux. It is highly customizable, has a rich set of features, and is geared for both novices and professional users. My only real disaffection with Thunderbird is that it can feel a bit sluggish on inexpensive hardware. If you are looking for an alternative first-rate graphical email client that works with limited system resources, you have come to the right place.
Here is my take on the finest lightweight and user-friendly graphical email clients that can be widely used from beginners to power users. They are all released under an open source license

**kmail **

Claws Mail: Powerful and full-featured mail client ( Latest Release: 3.16.0 (News), on 17 December 2017 )
A feature-filled Linux email client Claws Mail gets the job done. There are plugins available for RSS, calendar and other necessities and its interface is fairly configurable. As far as open source email clients go Claws Mail ain’t too shabby.

but wait: i heard bout Geary, the new default IMAP email client for the GNOME desktop (and the likes of Elementary OS Freya).
Geary is an interesting beast. It offers a very low-key interface design ─ similar to what you might see in an Android app. It’s flat, clean, and incredibly easy to use.
Geary features:

  • A modern and straightforward interface
  • Quick account setup
  • Support for Gmail, Yahoo! Mail,, and popular IMAP servers (Dovecot, Cyrus, Zimbra, etc.)
  • Mail organized by conversations
  • Full-featured HTML mail composer
  • Fast keyword search
  • Desktop notification of new mail.
  • look forward to hear from you
    and what is with webpg-firefox can i have a lean an
    An extension which provides GnuPG/GPG/PGP related functions to Moizilla Firefox, Thunderbird and Seamonkey

and we have the other ones:
Thunderbird with enigmail;
Sylpheed: Client based on the GTK+ GUI toolkit

Again dear Nrickert - many many thanks for all the hints.

they are just great!!

I am very very happy :wink: