PGP File Encryption Software for Mac OS 10.6.8

TomRicardo

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The new Symantec Software does not work for anything before Lion.
 
Anything would be a big help
 

SumnerH

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TomRicardo said:
The new Symantec Software does not work for anything before Lion.
 
Anything would be a big help
 
What's the use-case?  If it's a one-off file to decrypt, you might be able to use GPG to decrypt it via a somewhat arcane command-line ("gpg -d foo.pdf.gpg" once you have your key set up, but I forget exactly how you do that).  It actually has Mac GUI integration for email and some other stuff.  They claim 10.6 and later are supported:
https://gpgtools.org/
 
It may not work.  GPG, OpenPGP, and Symantec PGP all implement the IETF PGP standard and will usually interoperate on encrypted files and emails.  But there's some stuff that Symantec PGP does as proprietary extensions that GPG and OpenPGP won't handle (e.g. whole-disk encryption).
 

TomRicardo

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It is for a client to send us information.  He is barely capable running installer let alone a terminal line.  I was hoping someone had a line to the old PGP desktop for Mac.
 

SumnerH

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Yeah, that's no good.  Good luck finding an older version.  (That Mac GPG thing claims to have GUI mail integration, if everything else fails you could try that out if the file's small enough to email).