GPG Configuration on Windows for Secure Mail

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Generate a revocation certificate

  1. You do not strictly need a revocation certificate, but now is the most convenient time to create it.
  2. If for some reason your computer is lost or stolen you will be able revoke your key.
  3. In the command window create a revocation certificate:
  4. Type gpg --gen-revoke --output 1C9771DB.revoke.asc 1C9771DB (with your hexidecimal Key ID , of course)
  5. Choose reason 1, Key has been compromised (if you maintain control of your key you can always issue a revocation certificate with another reason)
  6. Make a note to save and print this certificate
  7. Proceed to the Next step