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Developer(s) The Gpg4win Initiative
Stable release 2.2.3 (with GnuPG 2.0.26) (November 26, 2014 (2014-11-26)[1])
Preview release 2.2.2-beta37 (with GnuPG 2.0.26) (August 14, 2014 (2014-08-14)[2])
Operating system Windows
Type Privacy, OpenPGP
License GNU GPL and other free software licenses

Gpg4win is an email and file encryption package for most versions of Microsoft Windows, which uses GnuPG public-key cryptography for data encryption and digital signatures.

The original creation of Gpg4win was supported by Germany's Federal Office for Information Security,[3][4] but Gpg4win itself and all included tools are free and open source software and it is typically the non-proprietary option recommended[5][6] to Windows users.

Contents of Gpg4win Installer

  • GnuPG: the core encryption tool
  • Kleopatra: certificate manager for OpenPGP and X.509
  • GPA: an alternate certificate manager (GNU) for OpenPGP and X.509
  • GpgOL: a plugin for Microsoft Outlook to provide email encryption
  • GpgEX: a plugin for Windows Explorer to provide file encryption
  • Claws Mail: a complete email program including the plugin for GnuPG
  • Gpg4win Compendium: documentation about Gpg4win2.

See also

External links

  • Gpg4win website
  • GNU Privacy Guard website
  • Video tutorial for setting up and using GPG4win


  1. ^ "[Gpg4win-announce] Gpg4win 2.2.3 released". Andre Heinecke. 2014-11-26. Retrieved 2014-11-26. 
  2. ^ "[Gpg4win-announce] Gpg4win 2.2.2-beta released". Emanuel Schütze. 2014-08-14. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  3. ^ "Creation of Gpg4win was supported by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).",
  4. ^ "Germany's Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) 2006...funded the development of GPG4win,
  5. ^ "Encrypted e-mail: How much annoyance will you tolerate to keep the NSA away?", Peter Bright and Dan Goodin, June 15, 2013, Ars Technica
  6. ^ "Gpg4win: Powerful Encryption for Free" Erez Zukerman, Dec 5 2011, PCWorld
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