Symantec Encryption Desktop
Symantec Encryption Desktop
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Symantec Encryption Desktop10.4.0

02 June 2018

Quality security/encryption for email and data.

Overview

Note: Symantec Encryption Desktop is no longer under development and the developer provides no support for it.

Symantec Encryption Desktop provides individuals a simple, easy-to-use desktop encryption solution to automatically protect confidential communications and digitally stored information with an integrated solution based on strong, broadly accepted security technology.

PGP Desktop incorporates PGP Universal technology to provide automatic encryption, decryption, digital signatures, verification, and recipient key lookup, making it appropriate for both novice and power users. PGP Desktop secures private email, selected files, and AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) and iChat traffic. Includes Unicode support, S/MIME interoperability, PGP Global Directory integration, significantly improved compression, and cross-platform compatibility with Windows.

What's new in Symantec Encryption Desktop

Version 10.4.0:
  • General improvements and improvements to Symantec Drive Encryption

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56 Reviews of Symantec Encryption Desktop

Libertyforall1776
11 May 2018
Version: 10.3.1

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10.4.2.206 is out!
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Libertyforall1776
11 May 2018
Version: 10.3.1
10.4.2.206 is out!
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Mikael-B
16 May 2014
Version: 10.3.1
You pay per year? What happens if Symantec goes out of business or decides to drop this package? I will try and find an alternative for this that just doesn't die that PGP 8 did.
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pettifogger0712
20 November 2013
Version: 10.3.1
Not TOTALLY compatible with OS X 10.9 yet (I received an error message that PGPxxx.kext could not be installed) BUT...was also pleasantly surprised to see that my old PGP Desktop 9.x licence was able to activate/unlock it :-)
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3.5
Nonez
17 November 2013
Version: 10.3.1
When will be version compatible with OSX 10.9?
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Libertyforall1776
16 November 2013
Version: 10.3.0
10.3.1 is out: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=DOC6698 http://esdownload.symantec.com/akdlm/CD/MTV/SymantecEncryptionDesktop10.3.1_MacOSX.tar.gz
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Monkeyjunkey
10 April 2013
Version: 10.3.0
Download link is not working for me as of 2013-04-10.
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Libertyforall1776
01 April 2013
Version: 10.2.1
10.3 is out but it's newly RENAMED as Symantec Encryption Desktop!: http://esdownload.symantec.com/akdlm/CD/MTV/SymantecEncryptionDesktop10.3.0_MacOSX.tar.gz What's New in Symantec Encryption Desktop Version 10.3 for Mac OS X Building on Symantec Corporation’s proven technology, Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3 for Mac OS X includes numerous improvements and the following new features. What's New in Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3 Symantec identity branding The PGP product line has been renamed. For a detailed map of old product names to new ones, refer to the Symantec Knowledgebase article TECH197084. http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH197084 Compatibility with Apple Mac OS X 10.8 This release supports installation of Symantec Desktop Encryption, formerly known as PGP Desktop, on systems running Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Resolved Issues For a list of issues that have been resolved in this release, please go to the Symantec Knowledgebase and search for TECH166098, "Symantec Encryption Desktop Resolved Issues."
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Surfspirit
23 October 2012
Version: 10.2.1
How bad can this get, it has nothing that the free GPGTools doesn't and actually GPGTools still is compatible with Apple Mail..., I thought I could export a subkey only to let me sign on my mobile phone but not to export my master private key to there, because after all is a mobile phone. Unfortunately this is not a feature on this 100$ bad software, GPG does a better job for free, Sad to say what I want to do can only be done byt GPG terminal, not as easy as it should.
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Tom-bovo
15 May 2012
Version: 10.2.1
Let the vaporware begin. This is supposed to be v10.2.1, but the downloaded installer is v10.2.0.
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outer
15 May 2012
Version: 10.2.1
It is hard to believe that Symantec would be so brazen as to post this product on MacUpdate while they are in the midst of not coping with a fiasco resulting from its incompatibility with Lion 10.7.4.
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umaromc
15 May 2012
Version: 10.2.1
The user experience with this is so bad I actually can't believe I used to recommend it to others... on top of that a license won't cost you less than $174/user.
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0.5
Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
14 March 2012
Version: 10.2.0
I have been a PGP user and supporter since its inception and I am choked up when I say it is time to put old yeller down. "Game Over Maaaan".
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Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
16 January 2012
Version: 10.2.0
The main issue that has been encountered with 10.2 for us has been the corruption of system disks. On a 15" MacBook Pro (unibody, 2010) and on a MacBook Air 13" (thunderbolt, SSD) we attempted to encrypt a fresh install of Lion 10.7.2). The encryption kicked off fine and everything looked normal. According to the documentation PGP 10.2 MP 1 should work and we expected the typical reboot after the disk was "instrumented" and clear sailing. In both cases the reboot after the disk was encrypted ended up with an unbootable disk. No attempt at recovery worked whether it was booting from another disk and attempt at decrypting nor attempting to use an older recovery tool built specifically by PGP for this sort of problem. We are 2 for 2 and have no reason to expect anything but failure. Ref http://www.symantec.com/business/support/resources/sites/BUSINESS/content/live/DOCUMENTATION/4000/DOC4554/en_US/pgpDesktopMac_102MP1_releasenotes_en.pdf
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Grhsvo
02 August 2011
Version: 10.1.2
PGP BEYOND DANGEROUS Those bastards at PGP were already the gold standard for making it impossible to reach them. Now, Norton has nailed the coffin shut by thumbing their noses at Mac users. I have paid version 10.1.1.10 but can I find the upgrade button to 10.1.2? Hell no! For most needs, Lion's new Whole Disk Encryption will do fine but no more sending PGP disk attachments, it looks like. I now send documents by encrypted PDF in Preview but that still doesn't cover all of the uses I would put PGP to. For example, Lion Whole Disk Encryption will only work when there is a system installed. So in cases where I would create a PGP Disk and burn it to DVD, it would appear I am out of luck, (Unless I can find a way to keep using 10.1.1.10 in Lion.) I was already pissed off with PGP because somehow I found myself no longer able to run DiskWarrior on PGP Disks. I wrote to Alsoft to ask if they knew anything. Their tech guru replied: "Ok, I've installed PGP onto my computer and I see the basic problem. When the new PGP is installed, it does something to modify the IORegistry (which is what keeps track of all hardware and mounted devices on the computer) and has an effect on the entire functionality of the computer, not just PGP-modified disks. For example, with PGP installed, DiskWarrior showed that my computer's main hard drive, that was currently running the active operating system on the computer, had no partition map! This, of course, would be impossible! This indicates that the partition map was being obscured from our view. Uninstall PGP - and everything is normal. I found other similar anomalies in my testing. My guess is that they are modifying something in the low-level of the operating system in case the user wants to utilize the Whole Disk Encryption feature. To me, this is beyond dangerous. So, that's what is happening. Nothing do be done to get past whatever changes they are making. Sorry I don't have a workaround for you to rebuild the directory of the PGP Disk Image files."
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Tom-bovo
31 July 2011
Version: 10.1.1
There may be an update to PGP 10.1.2 SP3, but its hard to find it on the Symantec web site. Trying to download with the button for PGP Desktop Email for Mac downloads the Linux version, but using the Linux button seems to download the Mac dmg. The version appears to be 10.1.2, but from what I read, it doesn't work on Lion. So it looks like Symantec will nail the PGP coffin shut. It was killed by greedy, short sighted MBAs at PGP that tried to get rich by selling over-priced, beta software, and looks like Symantec will do the same.
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mark-bischoff
07 October 2010
Version: 10.0.2
sorry there is no intrest in mac users. works perfect in windows but on mac to much is missing (see the other comments) and it is way to expensive!! Now PGP is Norton - expect what happens now? The End of PGP for mac try gpg for mac it is free and it is easy to use
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Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
28 November 2009
Version: 10.0
Good on stability but unfortunately one of the main features, the buttons in Apple Mail & Entourage, is missing. PGP Mail integration suffers from assumption problems with the automatic encryption of messages based upon the availability of your recipient's (and your) PGP keys on the PGP server in the sky. If you and your recipient have PGP key sets and you send a message from your Mac or PC with PGP email encryption active, forget about you or your recipient reading that message on any smart phone, any web mail or a system that has not had PGP installed. Automatic encryption causes fumbling, redo's and poor impressions of your ability to communicate. Because email is one of the principle functions of a computer in business and government, PGP loses ground to the standard Verisign PKI signing and encryption which can be triggered on individual messages from all major email software interfaces. But beyond that, the encryption of data at rest is as spectacular as always. It is faster than Apple's own FileVault and seamless operations with what appears to be all Mac applications ***including TimeMachine*** make it by far the preferred encryption technology for files and disks. File level and disk image level encryption is also compatible with WIndows so sending either an encrypted disk image or encrypted file to a WIndows user (and back) works smoothly. And lastly, the price and marketing. This software is overpriced and has the most confusing licensing scheme imaginable. PGP suffers from obscurity because of their marketing and sales greed in the perpetual and expiring licenses, the high hassle factor in obtaining updates, and understanding their ever chaining product names (essentially which options are turned off for any given name and fee). Really like the product (loved it when email encryption was usable) but the marketing and cost is its worst enemy. This product should be priced at $35 for Home, $65 for professional with whole disk encryption. It is better to charge everyone a fin than to charge a select few a yard. (aka $5 from everyone than $100 from a few)
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Pirx
10 October 2009
Version: 10.0
Version 9.8 runs perfectly on Snow Leopard for me (MBAir, SSDrive). If you want to upgrade/buy version 10.0, be prepared for this: "Error PGP products are not available in your region." With big trara PGP announced that they have a sales damager for the Asia/Pacific region, sitting in Sydney. Receiving this error-message does not induce positive buying behaviour in AP customers. No, I am not a resident of North Korea.
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Pyle129
08 October 2009
Version: 10.0
Current version is most definitely a beta. Boot disk encrypted fine and the WDE boot up works perfectly.....major problems with extra disks in your mac though. 10.0 is sketchy accepting passwords for other encrypted disks within the mac and when it does it fails to mount those disks. At least I'm able to decrypt my extra disks. I can't wait for an update.
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Gordon142
06 October 2009
Version: 10.0
Download seems to be for old version. Can't find any reference on company site to this version or way of getting it.
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Tom-bovo
08 January 2009
Version: 9.9.1
I do not understand why the good reviews of this software, without giving examples or any concrete evidence, are allowed to stay here. Most negative reviews are removed by the MacUpdate staff. This is not unbiased reportage by this web site. Perhaps under pressure from PGP corp, all, negative reviews are are just made to go away. If someone Googles for PGP reviews, a different story about this company will emerge.
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Suge-Jonze
25 September 2008
Version: 9.9
Finally a great full disk encryption application from a trusted name in security.... While I've used a little of everything in the past, the new full disk feature is perfect for a lazy like myself that wants to not think about securing my disk and just for it to happen. I wish it worked with BootCamp, but hey, it's the first release and has worked great for me -- meaning i don't even notice anything has changed at all except for I have a login screen to start the on-the-fly encryption when I first boot up. Great release and great new feature. I've used and still use many open source encryption products, but when I'm encrypting every sector of my drive, I feel more comfortable doing so with a commercial product that has established QA processes and a dedicated dev team. Thanks PGP. You kept us waiting a while, but it was worth it.
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Davelon
09 September 2008
Version: 9.9
Works well on both my PPC (10.4.11) and my Intel (10.5.4) machines. Does what it is supposed to do. I have not had the time to encrypt my boot disk as yet but use the Virtual disks and have been using them for years without any data loss. Whenever I have needed help, it has been provided promptly and always proven useful and to the point. Love this program.
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Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
30 August 2008
Version: 9.9
Solid comprehensive encryption. With the right settings, this is an outstanding application but the company's support leaves something to be desired. Since version 9 (or 8?) they have added the ability to use PGP's encryption for the email connections between the user's computer and the email server. In theory this is great if they prevent man-in-the-middle attacks. In practice, PGP seems to fail and flounder all over the place when attempting to take over the encryption task from your mail system. I have to turn this off to use PGP for email. Second is the automagic email encryption itself. It looks to see if your recipients have PGP and will encrypt if so. This is all find an dandy but I don't want my emails encrypted most of the time. It increases the size and makes them incompatible with my iPhone when reading mail from the same accounts. Fortunately they provide an unsupported but absolutely critical Mail.app plugin which puts buttons in Mail to selectively sign and encrypt email. Finally, the new addition of Whole Disk Encryption is absolutely stellar. In some informal testing, PGP's encryption software (AES) appears to be significantly faster and more efficient than Apple's native encryption software (aka FileVault system). I recorded broadcast quality video to disk with no disruption to workflow using full disk encryption. Later I scrubbed back and forth trying to force latency in the video editor and could not get PGP to go higher than utilizing 0.2% of the processor. FileVault, under the same conditions, used as high as 2%, or 10 times more processor. Lastly, PGP engineers have a very complex application but manage to provide and excellent Mac user experience. Their adherence to the Mac interface guidelines is even better than Apple in many cases. Long story short, stability, functionality, user interface, performance are all superb (5). Sales support, complexity, and price could all use some work (-1). Overall 4/5
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Lmonkey
17 January 2008
Version: 9.7
Possibly worst PGP release ever. 9.7 Leopard Mail bundle crashes Mail.app, requests in pgp forums are never answered nor commented. Load of unnecessary processes in the background. I am now a happy user of GPG and this Mail.app plugin: http://www.sente.ch/software/GPGMail/ (which is free) and regret my previous purchase of PGP Desktop. Stay away.
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Taky
15 November 2007
Version: 9.7pb1
I've been using PGP Desktop for many years both on PC and Mac platforms. I've not had much trouble on the PC. However, the Mac PGP Desktop has always been problematic. I've experienced major stability issues with almost every update or OS upgrade. If you are on Tiger and planning an upgrade to Leopard, be careful. Some of your most valuable data might become unaccessible. If you are planning to deploy PGP Desktop for the first time, consider your alternatives like open source. Apple's own AES-secured disk images are not bad at all. But it's not that simple as there's mail security. In any case, please check out my blog at http://pgpsucks.wordpress.com for tips and stories on PGP Desktop.
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Oliver-smith
04 April 2007
Version: 9.6
pure crap! I deeply regret buying this software. From a basic usage of encryption it became a nightmare for daily usage. 9.6 remove the apple mail plugin while the local proxy like is mess to configure and doesn't work for me out of the box. AIM encryption is also a joke any attachment sent by ichat failed. "Support" is crap unless you shout their forum. Version 8.x was much better than this joke.
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Zaph
27 January 2007
Version: 9.5.3
Works as advertised for me. It's a little complex to setup, but once that's done it's been stable for me. There are free alternatives, but my needs are meet well with PGP Desktop. Email, IM and disk/image encryption, all working well.
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Non-pc
26 January 2007
Version: 9.5.3
Free is better http://macgpg.sourceforge.net/
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Ron-West
02 June 2006
Version: 9.0.6
After being a PGP licensed user for years... When you initially make the purchase you get 30 days of “free tech support.” Following that, well get ready to pay an “arm and a leg!” When a update is released and you install it, you discover there are problems and you need support, there isn't any; unless you again are willing to pay an “arm and a leg!” The support forums are useless! I'm saddened to have to write this... but it is the truth. Since 1985 I've never come across any software with such poor Tech Support!
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Leoofborg
02 June 2005
Version: 9.0.1PB3
Well, I finally downloaded B3 (yes, this is still beta). Observations: * The gpg mail bundle [aka the gpg plugin for Mail 2.01) has better options (like auto-decrypt of msgs by Keychain), and is MUCH more practical (like full display of signing and encrypting keys. So you can guess which one I disabled. Yes, there is a manual mode for those of us running proxies, but as I state above the Mail plugin is CLUNKY. If you're still an Entourage user their scripts are fine, but if you're in Mail 2 already, disable the plugin from PGP.com and use the other one. * The UI is very pretty, but that's not why I bought PGP. I'm sure they paid their UI people very well, and there's a lot of back patting going on there. But it's not useful. * Again, encrypted chat is wonderful if anyone would use it. For the home / casual user, the price is too high, and there's too much bloat in PGP to justify this. Corp users will have to standardize on this beast or face conflicts from other plugins, etc. * This is just my 2 yen, but MacOSX has outgrown PGP. We have FileVault / SecureVM in Tiger, and the ability to make AES-128 disk images in Disk Utility! Couple this with FREE downloads of GPG packages that do not have to be compiled, and the Mail plugin (search this site), and it quickly becomes apparent that PGP 9 is merely a 'secure tax' for Windoze users.
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Anonymous
31 May 2005
Version: 9.0.1PB3
No software this complex and poorly written can be secure. This program simply doesn't work on any platform, I suggest that you read the forums at forums.pgpsupport.com before you even think about downloading it.
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Anonymous
28 May 2005
Version: 9.0.1PB3
PGP is turning into an obsession with new feature and a bloatware. Well, it's goodbye to PGP and hello to personal S/MIME certificates from Thawte.com.
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Leoofborg
21 May 2005
Version: 9.0.1PB2
I'm REALLY disappointed with PGP at this point. PGP has joined NAI (the Virex people) in having this fetish of being really intrusive into your OS. Making their own *.kext files, running intrusive proxy processes, etc. I did -not- buy Tiger to run ya-proxy process on my box. I want my PGP plugin AND THAT'S IT. I don't need encrypted chat (actually I do, but NONE of my friends runs or cares about PGP, so it's a moot point). If I could go back to PGP 8.x I would. So, I'll probably update _GPG_ and use that. Earth to PGP.com: Fire your marketing people, and bring Tiger compliance to PGP 8.x. We are NOT interested in PGP 9 in its current beta-quality form. Want to prove me wrong? Write a white paper on why I should upgrade then. As for encrypted chat? I'll wait for the next iteratation of MacOSX when Apple can do it RIGHT.
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Anonymous
20 May 2005
Version: 9.0.1PB2
Every time I try to authorize the damn program this message pops up: "There was a problem authorizing your license" "License authorization failed because the License Authorization Server could not be contacted. Please check your internet settings and try again. Please contact Customer Service if you continue to experience difficulties." I have no Firewall or any other network problems??? Contact Customer Service? *LOOOOL*
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Anonymous
20 May 2005
Version: 9.0.1PB2
WARNING*WARNING*WARNING PGP Desktop 9.0.1PB2 smashed my OS COMPLETELY. I'm running 10.4.1 on a dual 2GHZ PowerMac. I've never had ANY problems with any software until THIS nasty piece of garbage turned up!! BEWARE.... (I had PGP 8.1 running under OS 10.3.9 with no problems) I will not buy ANY software from PGP Corporation again, EVER!!!
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jprokos
20 May 2005
Version: 9.0
Is PGP Desktop 8.x Compatible with Macintosh 10.4 (Tiger)? Summary: This document descibes compatibility of PGP Desktop 8.x and Macintosh 10.4 (Tiger). Details: PROBLEM: PGP Desktop 8.x is NOT compatible with Macintosh 10.4, nor will it be updated to support this, or any future release of Macintosh OS X. PGP 8.x is supported by Macintosh 10.2.1 - 10.3.9. SOLUTION: The new release of PGP Desktop 9.0 will support Macintosh 10.4 provisionally. The provision is that Apple Mail will not be supported in the initial release. We are working to make PGP Desktop 9.x compatible with Apple Mail as soon as possible. The target date for PGP 9.0.1, which will support Apple Mail, is 05/27/05. Purchase or upgrade to PGP Desktop 9.x if you wish to use PGP with Macintosh 10.4 (Tiger).
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Anonymous
20 May 2005
Version: 9.0
Just installed the demo version of PGP 9.0.0 and now Apple Mail will not open or crashes on opening. I would like to contact PGP and send the crash log but I can't becuase they have no email address. I was a user of version 8. I am not sure if I will be a user of version 9.
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Anonymous
17 May 2005
Version: 9.0
Tiger 10.4.1 update disables PGPmail.bundle (9.0beta).
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Sean Warburton
09 May 2005
Version: 9.0
I bought PGP 8 Desktop on 17 Feb 2005 for £38 ($75) eight weeks later they come out with PGP 9 and now say that PGP 8 wont be upgraded to work with Tiger, I will need to pay another $75 for PGP 9. Poor company who don't know the meaning of customer service. I should have stuck to my gut and gone with MacGPG. You live and learn.
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Anonymous
09 May 2005
Version: 9.0
NOT compatible with Tiger (OS X 10.4)!?!?! How could that come as a surprice to the developers! It's not that Apple has kept 10.4 a secret...Christ!
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Leo of BORG
05 May 2005
Version: 9.0fc1
Sorry for the additional comment, but concerning PGP's attempts to 'proxy intercept' messages, I'm also finding this VERY annoying, especially as I already use Spamfire 2 to proxy for junkmail. When PGP Messaging is turned on, EVERYTHING slows down. SF2 and Mail 2.0 drop connections, et cetera. My workaround for these and other problems has been to de-install PGP9 until they give me EASY manual controll. I really hope they do this in the FinalFinal version.
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Leo of BORG
05 May 2005
Version: 9.0fc1
There is a SERIOUS bug with Tiger and Entourage 2004. When I send attachments, whether PGP Messaging is enabled or not; my recievers have complained that the attachments are corrupted. REMOVING PGP 9fc1 solves the problem.
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Anonymous
30 April 2005
Version: 9.0fc1
Well, I've just upgraded to Tiger and I can't access my encrypted files until they release an update. They should have been using Tiger (available with an ADC membership) when they started 9.0.0. Because I am unable to work until they update, I don't know if I will purchasing this version.
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Anonymous
30 April 2005
Version: 9.0fc1
Awesome, amazing, wonderful. Why should I spend money when I can instead use GPG + GPGMail plugin? Hmmmmm?
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thebrix
10 April 2005
Version: 9.0pb2
I am a registered user of PGP 8.x and downloaded the new beta with interest. On the surface, it looks good; the user interface is now much more Mac-like and there are some new features, such as a menu bar icon, PGPzip (create encrypted and compressed files in one operation), a file shredder and integration with instant messaging; I was pleased to note that Adium X worked perfectly without any further configuration. The big problem is with email. The approach to this is different from before as there is no plugin; PGP sits in the background, tries to "guess" the account settings and encrypts and decrypts on-the-fly. On paper this is a good idea - it works with any email package and no plugins are needed - but I have a couple of accounts with unusual settings (encrypted POP, IMAP and/or SMTP) and PGP made a complete mess of trying to figure out what was going on which meant that, in some cases, I could no longer send or receive email. Thanks to the beta forums I managed, eventually, to configure PGP's mail handling manually via the user interface - but I hope this issue is fixed for 9.0 final. In many ways what PGP is doing is admirable - trying to head off configuration by working things out for itself - but the problem is that, if it gets things wrong, the manual configuration that has to be done to fix the error is more difficult than if it were done from scratch.
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Anonymous
06 April 2005
Version: 9.0pb2
Anyone care to comment on how it compares with CiphireMail, the European offering?
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4.5
Anonymous
23 March 2005
Version: 9.0pb1
Nice to see everything finally integrated into a central console. I like the direction. The addition of the PGPzip archiving is convenient and will be something I can see using frequently. The proxy idea will take some time getting use to, but also makes more sense --- live the AV world of the 90s, taking out user intervention and plug-ins is the way to go to make strong encryption usable for non-geeks. I was a little confused with the messaging "services" and policy was a little complex to set. Glad to see a couple default services were in place to learn/model from. Keep up the good work. PGP has needed a face lift for some time and this version is definitely headed in the right direction.
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4.5
Anonymous
16 March 2005
Version: 9.0pb1
I downloaded this over the weekend and it's a major new version. It looks nothing like the old PGP versions. It worked with my email on the first try. For a beta, this is pretty impressive.
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Anonymous
15 March 2005
Version: 9.0pb1
stay away from it! Very unstable crush my cpu, crashed my email. Nice features on the paper, but real things are way different.
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Anonymous
13 March 2005
Version: 9.0pb1
How do you fix this "referrer" error? I've disabled my firewalls, but I still can't download.
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Anonymous
11 March 2005
Version: 9.0pb1
woah! nnnniceee! Activation via a server. A slap in the face for those annoying crackers =)
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Anonymous
10 December 2002
Version: 8.0
I'm really impressed with this. Bought the $39 version. I really missed this. Now my transition to Mac OS X is complete.
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Anonymous
03 December 2002
Version: 8.0
First off, it's 130 dollars, it's only 40 dollars for a single user. That being said however, can't review it, good or bad. I wanted the freeware version ( http://www.pgp.com/display.php?pageID=83 ), but when you click on the download link you get a page that says "The response doesn't contain a URL." I tried this in Chimera, iCab, IE, Mozilla, Netscape 7, Omniweb, Opera 5 and 6. I got the same thing in all of them.
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4.5
Anonymous
16 October 2002
Version: 8.0b
Works great under 10.2 (don't let the griping of those who are still resisting/too cheap to buy the upgrade to 10.2 influence you, try it yourself). Very clean integration into OS X's Mail application, you can decrypt, sign and encrypt right from the mail browser frame or from your new e-mail's composition window. Icons for PGP's functions are easily added to the customizable toolbar. Almost as if it was an original part of the Mail application. Stable so far, those who have had trouble have found that deleting the PGP prefs file (in Library) and re-launching PGP has taken care of any crashes (related to corruption of said prefs files). Utilities for the management of PGP keys is included and are no more difficult to manage/use as it has ever been (it's always been a bit complicated to understand unless you've read the docs first). Key management is full of subtleties and you should make sure you understand it fully to avoid compromising the security of your encryption system. I have found that the Key Management Utilities in PGP to be much clearer and full featured than with GPG. All in all an excellent product, much easier and cleaner to use than GPG if you don't want to fuss with GPG's rough edges (though GPG is a very fine and fairly usable product in itself). I for one will be willing to pay the bucks for such quality software when it goes gold. Sure GPG is free, but you do get something for your money with PGP (ie. cleaner integration and inerface and PGP disk).
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1.5
Anonymous
12 October 2002
Version: 8.0b
Sorry, having to buy a $130 OS upgrade to run this just blows. GPG works fine under 10.1, so why can't PGP?
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