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How do I automatically send my public PGP key with Enigmail?

If you would like to distribute your public OpenPGP key, you can sent it by email. With Enigmail you have the possibility to send your public key automatically with every email.

This help article explains how you can always send your public OpenPGP key.

Automatically attaching your public OpenPGP key

  1. Click the sandwich button.
  2. Click the arrow next to “Enigmail”.
  3. Open Preferences.
Enigmail: automatically attach your public key - step 1 to 3
  1. Click Display Expert Settings and Menus.
  2. Confirm by clicking OK.
Enigmail: automatically attach your public key - step 4 to 5
  1. Click the sandwich button once again.
  2. Click the arrow next to “Preferences”.
  3. Open Account Settings.
Enigmail: automatically attach your public key - step 6 to 8
  1. Choose OpenPGP Security in the menu.
  2. Click Advanced.
Enigmail: automatically attach your public key - step 9 to 10
  1. Place a tick next to “Attach public key to messages”.
  2. Click OK.
Enigmail: automatically attach your public key - step 11 to 12
  1. Confirm the relevant settings by clicking OK.

Enigmail will now attach your public OpenPGP key to every email.

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