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The Gpg4win Compendium is an old style documentation to get into the world of cryptography. Using the example of Gpg4win, you learn step by step the secure use of Kleopatra, GpgEX and GpgOL.

Gpg4win Compendium for Version 2 (old)

The "Gpg4win-Compendium" is the end-user documentation for Gpg4win2. It combines the approximately 190 pages of the previously separate Gpg4win manuals "Einsteiger" and "Durchblicker". All chapters were reworked, extended, and updated for Gpg4win version 2. Among other enhancements, it covers Kleopatra, GpgEX and PGP/MIME, as well as S/MIME and X.509.

Note: The English language version of the Gpg4win-Compendium is not on the same level as the German original and outdated. The part about how public key cryptography works is still a good introduction.

After installation of the Gpg4win package, the Compendium (in PDF version, English and German) is available via start menu in the folder Gpg4win->Documentation.

The latest available PDF version of the Gpg4win-Compendium in English is also available here:

Previous Versions

Please note: The following manuals are out of date and only preserved for historical purposes.

Gpg4win Compendium 3.0 (HTML Version)
Last Version: 3.0.0-bet1 (2010-09-21)
HTML Version
Gpg4win for Novices (English translation of "Gpg4win für Einsteiger")
Last version: 1.0.0 (2006-11-30)
All PDF versions | Last HTML version
Gpg4win für Einsteiger (German)
Last version: 2.0.2 (2006-05-30)
All PDF versions | Last HTML version
Gpg4win für Durchblicker (German)
Last version: 2.0.2 (2006-05-30)
All PDF versions | Last HTML version