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  1. Ensure that GPG is installed and configured. Also make sure public keys for all of your potential recipients are available in the GPG home directory used for keyhome in step 2.

  2. Configure /etc/gpg-mailgate.conf based on the provided gpg-mailgate.conf.sample

  3. Place in /usr/local/bin/

  4. Place the GnuPG directory in /usr/lib/python2.7/ (replace 2.7 with your Python version)

  5. Add the following to the end of /etc/postfix/

    gpg-mailgate    unix    -   n   n   -   -   pipe
        flags= user=nobody argv=/usr/local/bin/ ${recipient} inet    n   -   n   -   10  smtpd
        -o content_filter=
        -o receive_override_options=no_unknown_recipient_checks,no_header_body_checks
        -o smtpd_helo_restrictions=
        -o smtpd_client_restrictions=
        -o smtpd_sender_restrictions=
        -o smtpd_recipient_restrictions=permit_mynetworks,reject
        -o mynetworks=
        -o smtpd_authorized_xforward_hosts=
  6. Add the following to /etc/postfix/

    content_filter = gpg-mailgate
  7. Restart postfix.

Note 1

It is possible to create a dedicated user to store the PGP public keys with these example commands:

useradd -s /bin/false -d /var/gpg -M gpgmap
mkdir -p /var/gpg/.gnupg
chown -R gpgmap /var/gpg
chmod 700 /var/gpg/.gnupg
sudo -u gpgmap /usr/bin/gpg --import /home/youruser/public.key --homedir=/var/gpg/.gnupg
  • Replace /home/youruser/public.key with the location of your public key
  • /home/youruser/public.key can be deleted after importation
  • Confirm that it's working: sudo -u gpgmap /usr/bin/gpg --list-keys --homedir=/var/gpg/.gnupg
  • Use keyhome = /var/gpg/.gnupg in gpg-mailgate.conf