How do I set up PGP/GPG encryption for my email?

Note: this is an optional security feature. You do not need PGP/GPG to use Kraken.


Setting up a PGP/GPG encryption for your email is a great way to keep your correspondence private and add an additional layer of security to your account

How to create a PGP/GPG key

One popular method for encrypting email is by using the Mozilla Thunderbird email client with the Enigmail plugin. The basic steps are:

  1. Download and install the Thunderbird client.
  2. Install GnuPG and the Enigmail plugin.

If you’re a MacOS user, you can also try GPGMail, a GPG plugin for Apple Mail.


Once you've got everything set up, give us your PGP email key (under "Settings" in your account) and import our keys to your PGP program.