How to export your private key to an ASCII / text file in GnuPG

Once you have generated your key pair, you need to make sure you back it up safely, to prevent the loss of the keys if the computer crashes or is re-installed.

We normally export the private key to an ASCII / text file for safe-keeping off the computer on a USB drive. Basically, as a . . . → Read More: How to export your private key to an ASCII / text file in GnuPG

How to export your public key to an ASCII / text file in GnuPG

Once you have generated your key pair, you need to make sure you back it up safely, to prevent the loss of the keys if the computer crashes or is re-installed.

The reasons the public key is exported to a text file: 1. To make sure the key is stored off the computer somewhere safely. . . . → Read More: How to export your public key to an ASCII / text file in GnuPG

How to list GnuPG or GPG secret keys

When you create or generate a new GPG or GnuPG key pair, it is stored in your key ring. Keys stored within the key ring can be listed using using the command as below in the Linux terminal.

$ gpg –list-secret-keys <enter>

/home/user/.gnupg/secring.gpg —————————— sec 4096R/3949C65A 2014-11-28 [expires: 2015-11-28] uid John N. Doe <john.doe@emaildomain.com> ssb . . . → Read More: How to list GnuPG or GPG secret keys

How to create a second address book in Evolution and isolate the contacts from the Primary Address Book

I manage a office address book of about 300 members. I use Evolution on Linux as the primary email client. The problem was that I did not want to combine the names and addresses of the members of the club with those in my Personal Address Book. One solution is to use Groups, but still . . . → Read More: How to create a second address book in Evolution and isolate the contacts from the Primary Address Book

How to save memory on RAM starved Galaxy Y S5360 android phone using K-9 email client

Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 have just 168 mb of RAM available for use. If you have multiple email accounts and want to read email on the go using the phone, then you have no choice but to download the GMail client (provided by default) and then to read Yahoo mail, download . . . → Read More: How to save memory on RAM starved Galaxy Y S5360 android phone using K-9 email client

Evolution addressbook error on downgrade from Xubuntu 13.10 to 13.04

I upgraded from Xubuntu 13.04 to Xubuntu 13.10. Unfortunately, the Broadcom Wireless Adapter 4313 was not working. Meanwhile, in hope of a solution or a fix to the wireless adapter resolution, I continued to use Evolution. Patience finally ran out. Unfortunately, with not much choice left, I downgraded to Xubuntu 13.04. Before the downgrade, I . . . → Read More: Evolution addressbook error on downgrade from Xubuntu 13.10 to 13.04

How to import mbox file into evolution

Those who want to import their email from other email clients and platforms like Microsoft Outlook or Thunderbird or even older Evolution clients into Evolution on Linux, need to export their emails into the mbox format. Evolution can then import those mbox files. Below are the steps to do this in evolution:

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How to save or export evolution emails as an mbox file

This is for those who want to know how to export emails from Evolution. Emails can be exported from Evolution using a file called mbox. It is a universal email files format recognized by several email clients. Below are the steps to do this.

Select all the emails in the folder first. You can only . . . → Read More: How to save or export evolution emails as an mbox file

Purge old evolution calendar entries

Start evolution, go to the calendar and select option Actions -> Purge. You can now delete entries older than xxx days.

Evolution always asks for password when sending or receiving emails on Linux Mint

Evolution always asks for password when sending or receiving emails on Linux mint because Evolution uses gnome-keyring files. To resolve, do the following steps:

$ cd /usr/bin <enter> $ sudo ln -s mate-keyring gnome-keyring <enter> $ sudo ln -s mate-keyring-daemon gnome-keyring-daemon <enter>

Delete the files in ~/.config/mate/keyrings Reboot.

Now Evolution will ask for the e-mail . . . → Read More: Evolution always asks for password when sending or receiving emails on Linux Mint

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