[Enigmail] Error Accessing Enigmail Service

John Clizbe John at Mozilla-Enigmail.org
Mon Mar 21 10:09:20 EST 2005

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Lovell Mcilwain wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to install the Enigmail extension on my xp home edition
> laptop runing the latest version of Thunderbired.  It seems to install
> with no problem but anything that I do related to it tells me it can't
> access the service.
> So far these have happened when I am trying to generate my keys.  It
> looks like the GNUPG executable path for Enigmail is not found and when
> I try to find the gpg.exe it doesn't seem to exist in my Thunderbird
> directory.
> Can anyone tell me what I can do to solve this?

Download and install GnuPG.


Please accept the intaller's defaults.

When done add GnuPG's directory to XP's PATH environment variable.

Set the path in Enigmail's preferences panel to
     "C:\Program Files\Gnu\GnuPG\gpg.exe"

There are more tips on the GnuPG for Enigmail on Windows page. There's a
lot that needs to be reqritten to to the release of the installer with
1.4.1, but specific tasks like adding to the PATH will still be the same.

If you have any doubts or questions, please write back. Either to the list
or directly. Just please don't respond to both me and the list.

- -John

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