PGP® 8.1.0 for Windows Release Notes

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Thank you for using this PGP Corporation product. These Release Notes contain important information regarding the release of PGP 8.1.0 for Windows. PGP Corporation strongly recommends you read this entire document.

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What's in this file?

About PGP 8.1 for Windows
Changes Since PGP 8.0.0
System Requirements
Licensing
Installation Instructions
Additional Information
Documentation
Contacting PGP Corporation
Copyright


About PGP 8.1 for Windows

Thank you for using the 8.1 release of PGP Desktop for Windows.

Building on top of the solid PGP technology base, PGP 8 for Windows includes PGP Mail, PGP Disk, and PGP Admin, offering numerous improvements as well as the following new features:


Changes Since PGP 8.0.0

Changes to PGP since the release of version 8.0.3 include:

  • PGP SDK: Support for decoding BZip2 and ZLIB compression has been added. Encoding is also possible if you already have a key which claims to support it -- such as those generated by PGP Universal.
  • PGP SDK: S/MIME support has been added. This functionality is available only when used with PGP Universal Server and PGP Universal Satellite.
  • PGP SDK: Various TLS improvements including security improvements and support for additional algorithms such as RC4.
  • PGP SDK: Support for international characters in X.509 certificates.
  • PGP SDK: Various formatting fixes including a fix for a crash when encountering a key corrupted in a specific way.

Changes to PGP since the release of version 8.0.2 include:

Changes to PGP since the release of version 8.0.0 include:


System Requirements
Licensing

PGP uses a license number system to determine what PGP features will be active on your computer. For complete information about PGP licensing and purchase options, go to https://store.pgp.com.

PGP functionality depends on the type of license you purchase:

You can also use PGP without a license, but for non-commercial use only. This is called PGP Freeware. Commercial use of PGP Freeware is a violation of the License Agreement.

If you choose PGP Freeware (and you are legally permitted to do so under the end-user license agreement for non-commercial use), then you will be able to use PGP Mail. The PGP email plugins and PGP Disk will not be available.


Installation Instructions

To install PGP on your system:

  1. Find the PGP installer program.
  2. Double-click the installer program.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.


Additional Information
Documentation

PGP documentation is installed onto your computer during the installation process. To see it: Start -> Programs -> PGP -> Documentation

All documents are saved as Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) files. You can view and print these files with Adobe Acrobat Reader, available on the Web at www.adobe.com.

This release also includes integrated Windows help.

Documentation feedback is welcome. Send email to pgpdocs@pgp.com.


Contacting PGP Corporation

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For Product Support or Customer Service issues, please go to the Support section of the PGP Web site: www.pgp.com/support/index.html.

For any other contacts at PGP, please go to the Contact Us section of the PGP Web site: www.pgp.com/company/contactus.html.


Copyright

Copyright © 1991–2004 by PGP Corporation. All Rights Reserved.