I'm not paranoid...I just believe that everyone should be able to have a private conversation, and heaven knows that the internet is no private place. Privacy is not a right...it's a good that everyone has to acquire and defend for themselves. PGP is one of the ways to do it. We all owe Phil Zimmerman a BIG round of thanks and appreciation for his contribution to online civilization.
I use the upgraded International version of PGP as created by Ståle Schumacher and ported to OS/2 by William H. Geiger III et al, and interface with it by using the PGPTools/PGPKeys freeware combo by Bernd Geisen and Thomas Bohn respectively, and and the built-in capabilities of
PMMail/2. The best book I've read on the general theory and use of PGP is:
Protect Your Privacy by William Stallings, Published by Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0-13-185596-4
Until IDG gets around to publishing 'PGP For Dummies', the Stallings book is great for beginners and experienced users alike.
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If you prefer a more secure source, send me an e-mail from this link, and it will be bounced out to you as soon as I pick up my mail (nearly every day; sometimes several times in a day). I believe that EVERYONE should send a PGP message every day...just to keep the watchers discouraged, and the anti-secrecy forces waaay behind. Occasional secretive behavior may be suspicious, but habitual secretive behavior is, well, just boring to onlookers. Just do it!