A PGP Key is a method of encrypting the contents of your email, so that only the person with your respective key can read the email contents.
There are two (2) parts to a PGP Key: the Private Key and the Public Key. The Private Key is held by you, the sender of the email, and allows you to read email which is sent to you according to your Key. The Public Key is given out by you to anyone and everyone you so desire, and allows any individual to encrypt emails according to your Key. With a Public Key an individual cannot read your encrypted emails, but only encrypt and send them to you.
There are several sources available for programs to allow you to create Public and Private PGP Keys, along with automating the service of encrypting and decypting emails. We recommend programs provided by PGP Corporation, but a simple search on the internet will also result in various free and commercial programs available to download.
Extreme care must be taken when using a PGP Key to send and receive encrypted emails. If you lose your PGP Key password, then all encrypted emails will be unreadable.
Your first email to us should include your Public Key, preferably compressed by a ZIP program.
Our Public PGP Key is located on both our Contact Us pages and our Personnel Page.