Synchronize Google Calendar with Thunderbird Lightning

To synchronize Google Calendar with Thunderbird Lightning, open Thunderbird and install an add-on named “Provider for Google Calendar” by Philipp Kewisch. Follow the instructions after the install to grant permissions to your Google Calendar and synchronize.

Install Lightning Calendar addon in Ubuntu 18.10

Lightning Calendar comes with Thunderbird on Ubuntu 18.10. To enable it, open a terminal window and install the following package:

$ sudo apt-get install xul-ext-lightning <enter>

How to revoke a GnuPG / GPG key in Linux

If your Gnu Privacy Guard or GPG or GnuPG key has been compromised or something has gone wrong, you can revoke your key. Make sure that you generated a revocation certificate and stored in a safe place to do so.

To revoke a key, open a terminal in Linux, and enter the following command: $ . . . → Read More: How to revoke a GnuPG / GPG key in Linux

How to add GnuPG / GPG key ID to the Evolution email client in Linux and use it

We saw how to create a GPG, GnuPG or PGP key pair in earlier posts. Now we need to tell Evolution that we have a PGP key pair that can be used to sign email messages and also encrypt them.

To sign, all you need is the private key. To encrypt, you will need the . . . → Read More: How to add GnuPG / GPG key ID to the Evolution email client in Linux and use it

How to generate a revocation certificate for your GnuPG / GPG key

Whenever you create a key pair using GNU Privacy Guard, you need to make sure you also generate a revocation certificate for your key. Sometimes, keys are lost, misplaced, deleted, passwords forgotten and so on. To ensure that you revoke the keys you created, you need a revocation certificate. Simply deleting a key file or . . . → Read More: How to generate a revocation certificate for your GnuPG / GPG key

How to list GnuPG or GPG public 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-public-keys <enter>

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

How to create a GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) GnuPG key pair for yourself

Many of us would like to protect our data stored in files, emails, online and elsewhere. The point is, that with the kind of investigative eyes on user data worldwide, we need a robust mechanism that does not leak. One of those mechanisms is PGP – Pretty Good Privacy. Pretty Good Privacy or PGP as . . . → Read More: How to create a GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) GnuPG key pair for yourself

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:

Click File -> . . . → Read More: How to import mbox file into evolution

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

Sync Android Phone Contacts with Thunderbird on local computer without using Google Contacts

With the Android phone, I was surprised to find that any synchronization of contacts information between the phone and a PC, needs to be done via the Internet through Google contacts. Many of us would be uncomfortable providing the contact details of other people to some server on the Internet. There have been instances where . . . → Read More: Sync Android Phone Contacts with Thunderbird on local computer without using Google Contacts

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