PGP Desktop Email for Mac

PGP Desktop Email for Mac

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    5,928
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 11, 2011
  • Price:
    Update; $99.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    16
  • Platform:
    Mac
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3 stars

"Where is it?"

January 23, 2010  |  By grh-akl

 |  Version: PGP Desktop 10.0.2

Summary

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Where in the hell do you find it on their web site? These people are really the pits!

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4 stars

"9.9.1 looks good so far"

February 11, 2009  |  By plaintiger

 |  Version: PGP Desktop 9.9.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.

i've been using PGP products on and off for years, and like others i have had some problems with their bugs, user-hostile interfaces/installation procedures, and questionable support. i can't claim to have really put it through its paces yet, but i will say that so far, PGP Desktop Home 9.9.1 is the least problematic PGP product i've used. it installed properly the first time (*that's* never happened before) and i haven't yet seen any unexpected behaviors...all of which - especially in light of the nightmares wrought by my attempt to use the free, open-source substitutes (GPGThis, GPGThat, and GPGTheOtherThing) - are very welcome.

my experience isn't very extensive, but as far as it goes, it indicates that PGP's the security package to use. 9.9.1 appears solid, and the alternatives i've tried definitely suck.

good luck...

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3 stars

"Not worth it (Slowdowns and Beach Balls)"

February 01, 2007  |  By m-bomb

 |  Version: PGP Desktop Home 9.5.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
PGP 9.06 works fine in 10.4.8 (PB 1.5 Ghz, running Mac OS 10.4.8). Install 9.5.3, every save or print from any app gets a spinning beach ball. (I had to uninstall the whole thing, not just WDE.kext). All you really get from this upgrade is that PGP disks will now expand as you fill them. Not worth it for instability. They make it sound like you get whole disk encryption, but you don't. Then they make it sound like you can buy a separate license for whole disk encryption (kind of like MPEG-2 in quicktime at one point). But there is no page for that, only a whole new $179.00 PGP "Desktop Professional." This stuff is inexcusable. Release a stable version please, and give me my license options!

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1 stars

"garbage?"

December 15, 2006  |  By Fred_4

 |  Version: PGP Desktop Home 9.5.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
It really says how bad it is when after taking the time to fill in their spamming form over and over, and it still won't work (it keeps saying all required fields need to be filled in and I even went as far as to fill in the non-required ones too).
If they can't even get a download form to work, I'm sure the rest of the reviews here are quite accurate as to how bad their software is.

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4 stars

"Partition map problem"

November 03, 2006  |  By Hermie

 |  Version: PGP Desktop Home 9.5.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Check for updates does work for me. Anyway, PGP 9.5 and now 9.5.1 changes ones partition map, which you can check through Disk Utility. This means that people doing maintenance through TechTool's eDrive cannot mount it anymore. So it's either back to using a startup DVD or uninstall PGP, do maintenance, and re-install again.

I told PGP folks about this, but I'm not holding my breath. The partition map juggling is done because 9.5 installs Whole Disk Encryption. I hope they find another way of accomplishing this soon, cuz the way it is now is unacceptable. And can one use the new WDE? Nope, it requires the handing over of muchos $$ first, yet again. In short, a new function one can't use screws up a Micromat function one could use and even run DiskWarrior from. Can't anymore now. Well done, PGP Corp!

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1 stars

"DANGEROUS"

September 15, 2006  |  By Hockpooh777

 |  Version: PGP Desktop Home 9.5 Beta 2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I downloaded this to try it. One day I went to boot into my slave drive, it wouldn't even restart after choosing the slave to boot. I worked for three weeks everyday to try everything. I changed ALL the guts of my computer. I lost two brand new hard drives. When opening disk utilities it showed my slave disk, then a sub-disk named disk1s3, then the slave volume. The sub-disk was prventing booting. The info showed the sub-disk had a PGP scheme. I still have not fixed the problem even after using spotlight and fastfind the gut all the PGP stuff that's all over my disk. When I do a safe boot I can boot into my slave now. I know for myself I'm staying clear of anything made by this company.

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3 stars

"Huge improvement!"

August 21, 2006  |  By thaiwest

 |  Version: PGP Desktop Home 9.5 Beta 2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
So far there isnâ??t any comparison with this beta version and the older OS X versions. All the problems I was having with prior versions appear to be fixed in this beta version of 9.5.

Now, if they would give as much attention to their support, I could highly recommend PGP. As it is, only due to the support being like pulling teeth from a elephant, I donâ??t recommend this to anyone who doesnâ??t truly need the strong encryption should stay away.

For those who do need the best possible encryption, PGP 9.5 is highly recommended.

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1 stars

"Simply Horrible"

June 22, 2006  |  By jreffner

 |  Version: PGP Desktop Home 9.0.6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
It pains me to have to write this, but I've used PGP constantly since version 7.0. I've had none of the problems with 9.0 until the 9.0.6 release. This update has been horrible! It no longer encrypts or decrypts my email. It is just randomly disables keys on my keychain without permission, and when they are enabled again, you never know for how long! The encryption of iChat has always prevented file transfers and it has never been fixed, and I'm just disguested with their complete lack of support! They hand me an update (9.0.6) which screws up the app I've paid for, and then they want me to pay for tech support to try to fix a problem that they just introduced?! No thank you!

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4 stars

"PGP 6.0.9 and Tech Support"

June 02, 2006  |  By thaiwest

 |  Version: PGP Desktop Home 9.0.6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
After being a PGP licensed user for years... and currently a PGP Desktop PRO licensed user:

When you initially make the purchase you get 30 days of â??free tech support.â?? Following that, well get ready to pay an â??arm and a leg!â?? When a update is released and you install it, you discover there are problems and you need support, there isnâ??t any; unless you again are willing to pay an â??arm and a leg!â?? The support forums are useless!

After having tried every trouble-shooting tip I can find, I still cannot create a PGP Disk! Unbelievable!

Iâ??m saddened to have to write this... but it is the truth. Since 1985 Iâ??ve never come across any software with such poor Tech Support.

Also, running OS X 10.4.6 & Apple Mail - using the PGP proxy mail server, down-loads slow to a creep, sending mail is equally slow... plus there seems to be a low limit of the number of messages allowed to be sent per 24 hours!

The encryption and encryption options a very good.

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2 stars

"bloated and invasive"

February 19, 2006  |  By CVASchmidt_1

 |  Version: PGP Desktop Home 9.0.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Is this a security product or a worm?

The first thing it did was to ask me to disable the SSL support in Eudora so PGP could molest my email unbidden.

Without asking my permission it insinuated itself into all email transfers--not a "feature" I asked for or wanted. Even after I disabled that and the free trial ended, it has left a CPU-sucking process running on my iMac permanently. God only knows what it's doing.

(I'd root it out, but I need to use the program 2 or 3 times a year.)

And EVERY time I login a message pops up to tell me the 30-day trial has expired. Grr.

I've been using PGP since version 2.6, and it just keeps getting more and more bloated and invasive. At this point I'd gladly pay $15 for a Mac OS X version of the free version of 2.6 (with the key types of version 5).

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.2.0
Messaging
  • Improvements have been made to annotations. In a PGP Universal Server-managed environment, your administrator can now specify where the email annotation will be, such as end of message rather than wrapped around the message.
  • You can now protect sent message copies for IMAP accounts (available for standalone installations only) to provide additional security so you can protect sensitive emails that you have sent using your IMAP account. Choose to Encrypt, Encrypt and Sign, or Sign Only messages as they are copied to your IMAP Sent Items mailbox.
  • In a managed environment, your PGP Universal Server administrator can set policy to enable you to decide if you want to perform signature verification on email messages. If enabled, a new button and/or menu option appears in your Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Notes email client. The button or option will be in the default state set by your administrator but you can choose to override this setting.
  • In a managed environment, your PGP Universal Server administrator may have specified certain PGP Notifier settings (for example, whether notifications are to be displayed or the location of the notifier).
  • X.509 certificates included in an S/MIME email message sent to you can now be imported to your key ring. The same settings you have specified when public keys are found apply to these certificates. If specified, PGP Desktop extracts and then imports the X.509 certificate to your keyring. If you want to encrypt email using imported certificates, be sure to manually sign the certificate.
  • In a managed environment, your PGP Universal Server administrator may have specified a setting so that additional information is included in the Non-Delivery Receipt when a message is blocked. If PGP Desktop is unable to find a key for one or more of the recipients in a group list, the email addresses are listed in the Error Details of the Non-Delivery Receipt.
PGP Portable
  • A link for More Info is now available on the PGP Portable dialog box displayed when you access data on the device. Your browser launches and the PGP Corporation Support site page is displayed.
  • You can now view available disk space and total size of the PGP Portable Disk once the disk has been mounted. When you move your cursor over the dock item for a few seconds, the PGP Notifier message appears and displays the mount status of the PGP Portable Disk as well as the updated disk space information.
PGP Whole Disk Encryption
  • AES-128 and AES-256 cipher algorithm for PGP Desktop for Mac OS X have been enhanced to improve performance of encryption and decryption times as well as disk access times for encrypted disks.
  • Enhancement to force the encryption of boot drives, by policy. This includes forcing encryption if policy changed (for example, you previously did not have to encrypt boot drives, and your administrator modified policy to require encryption).
General
Publisher PGP
Publisher web site http://www.symantec.com/business/theme.jsp?themeid=pgp
Release Date August 11, 2011
Date Added August 11, 2011
Version 10.2.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
Additional Requirements None
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File Size Not Available
File Name offer
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,928
Downloads Last Week 16
Pricing
License Model Update
Limitations Not available
Price $99

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