PGP and e-mail Software
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PGP Plugin for Eudora
There are some problems with the pgpplugin.dll file that lets PGP interface
First off, if you have a working setup (i.e. all the buttons work as
expected, etc.) then I wouldn't suggest messing with it!
The best way to discover which version you have is probably to match
the file sizes (although it isn't foolproof either). Note that the
same pgpplugin.dll file will work on either Eudora Light or Pro, if nothing
else is specified.
Checking the version you have currently
In your Eudora plugins directory (usually c:\eudora\plugins), look
for the file pgpplugin.dll. Right click on it and select "properties".
This will give you the file size in bytes (don't go by the KB reading since
some are close enough to report the same KB size).
PGP installs a different plugin depending upon what version of Eudora
(3.x or 4.x) you have installed. To check which version you have installed,
find the pgpplugin.dll file, right click on it, and select "Properties".
Click on the version tab, then select "Internal Name" from the list. The
Internal Name will show:
- pgpEudoraPluginV4 - You have the plugin for Eudora 4.x installed.
- pgpEudoraPlugin - You have the plugin for Eudora 3.x installed.
Naturally, if that doesn't match the version of Eudora you have installed,
you should probably reinstall PGP.
Installing a new version
Shut Eudora down if it is running! Find the old pgpplugin.dll
in your Eudora plugins directory (again, usually c:\eudora\plugins) and
rename it to something harmless (I like to use "pgpplugin.dll for version
5.whatever" as a filename). Copy the new file into the same directory.
* - I think this should be 3.0.4-4.0, since I think 3.0.4 is when Qualcomm
changed how Eudora's plugins were handled. Could someone confirm
or deny this for me?
||File size (pgpplugin.dll)
Note: PGP 5.5.3a uses either the 5.5.3 Freeware (121,856) file
or Light users can also use the first one on the table above (122,368)
I'm told (this is the one included in the install). Might as well
be safe and use the one in the installed directory! The difference
in the files includes changing the message that shows up in the Version
line in the signature.
If you have the files I'm missing, please feel free to email them to
me, and I'll post them for others who may need them. Thank you!
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Outlook and PGP
First, several flavors of Outlook (by Microsoft) exist:
PGP and Outlook 97/98:
Outlook 97 is the version that is bundled with Microsoft Office 97 (I'll
call it O97).
Outlook Express is the version bundled with Internet Explorer (OE).
Outlook 98 is the next version of Outlook 97.
PGP and Outlook Express:
PGP 5.0 and up included a plugin for Outlook 97, but this plugin may cause
problems for Outlook 98.
PGP 6.0 will include a plugin that will work for both O97 and O98.
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PGP 5.5 has a plugin available for Outlook Express, which was included
with PGP 5.5.5.
- For PGP version 6.5.0 (or 6.5.1?) and earlier: This "plugin" doesn't
actually "plug in" in the normal manner. It actually renames the
OE executable file, then copies another file there by the original
name that loads PGP and allows PGP use within OE.
- PGP versions since 6.5.0 (6.5.1?): Relies on PGP Tray running. If
you don't have PGP Tray running, you won't have the OE plugin.
Note: If you upgrade Internet Explorer or Outlook Express, that plugin
loader will be destroyed, and PGP will need to be reinstalled.
Written by RJ Marquette on 12/10/97. Version
Copywrite © 1998 RJ Marquette. firstname.lastname@example.org