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The Gpg4win Compendium consists of three parts:

Part 1 "For Novices" provides a brief guide for the installation and daily use of Gpg4win program components. The practice robot Adele will help you with this process and allow you to practice the de- and encryption process (using OpenPGP) until you have become familiar with Gpg4win.

The amount of time required to work through this brief guide will depend on your knowledge of your computer and Windows. It should take about one hour.
Part 2 "For Advanced Users" provides background information which illustrates the basic mechanisms on which Gpg4win is based, and also explains some of its less commonly used capabilities. Part I and II can be used independently of each other. However, to achieve an optimum understanding, you should read both parts in the indicated sequence, if possible.
The Annex contains details regarding the specific technical issues surrounding Gpg4win, including the GpgOL Outlook program extension.
Just like the cryptography program package Gpg4win, this compendium was not written for mathematicians, secret service agents or cryptographers, but rather was written to be read and understood by anyone.
The Gpg4win program package and compendium can be obtained at:

© 31. August 2010, v3.0.0-beta1 (last minor changes from 21. September 2010)
The Gpg4win Compendium is filed under the GNU Free Documentation License v1.2.

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