Need Some Macintosh Help, Please

The vol­un­teer orga­ni­za­tion I work with is hav­ing every­one use PGP to sign all of their offi­cial cor­re­spon­dence. We feel that it’s nec­es­sary because some­one has altered the con­tent of mes­sages from us, try­ing to claim that we’re mak­ing state­ments we nev­er made.

That isn’t a prob­lem in most cases—I’ve used PGP for sev­en years, and have been able to help the PC users get it down­loaded, installed, and con­fig­ured and have led through the process of actu­al­ly using the soft­ware prop­er­ly. Anoth­er of our staffers is Mr. *nix and knows GnuPGP very thoroughly.

But one of our least tech­ni­cal peo­ple is a Mac user, and we have no oth­er Mac users on staff. And I’ve nev­er tried to use PGP on a Mac. She says “it won’t launch when I down­load it” and can’t seem to get any fur­ther than that. If I could get phys­i­cal access to her machine, I’m 99.9% sure I could get it work­ing. But she’s about a thou­sand miles away from me.

I don’t have access to a Mac. I haven’t used a Mac reg­u­lar­ly since, um, 1985–86? And I haven’t sup­port­ed them since about 1996.

I know some of you are Mac users. Would one of you pret­ty, pret­ty please be will­ing to help us get this work­ing? Thank you!

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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