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Encrypt as "asc" file

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A component to monitor and control disk activity, track file and directory operations (create, read, write, rename etc.), alter file data, encrypt files, create virtual files.
#1302
Posted: 09/29/2006 15:28:01
by George Rajdl (Basic support level)
Joined: 07/12/2006
Posts: 6

When using the Encrypt() method, is there a way to create a file with a "asc" extension instead of "pgp"?

The reason I ask is because my application attaches the resulting file to an e-mail and if the file has an "asc" extention my users who use Outlook and PGP Desktop 8 will be able to directly open the files from Outlook (since the files appear to be decrypted if they have their auto-decryption set to ON). If the files have a "pgp" extension, the recipients are forced to detach and decrypt the files outside of the Outlook client.

Thanks.
#1303
Posted: 09/30/2006 02:49:43
by Eugene Mayevski (EldoS Corp.)

You define the file names, so you can name them however you want. I you need text output, use Armoring during file encryption.


Sincerely yours
Eugene Mayevski
#1313
Posted: 09/30/2006 14:19:20
by George Rajdl (Basic support level)
Joined: 07/12/2006
Posts: 6

What do you mean by "Armoring"?
#1314
Posted: 09/30/2006 14:54:51
by Ken Ivanov (EldoS Corp.)

'Armoring' is simply a base-64 envelope over the PGP message. You can turn on armoring by setting TElPGPWriter.Armor property to true.

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