Screenshots courtesy of Kurt Erickson
Here's a message sent unencrypted. Note the lock icons in
the icon bar, showing that you are sending and receiving unencrypted.
Here, I clicked on the Tx: lock to activate encryption before sending
the second message. The plugin requested the other user's public key, got
it, and used it to encrypt the message.
Here the other user sent back an encrypted response. Our key was sent
to him transparently when he requested it, and our Rx lock shows that we
got an encrypted message from him.
Source: v 3.1:
for use with Pidgin 2.x. Here are the installation instructions.
Subversion: Instructions. The SVN build should work with the
current Pidgin Monotone build. If it doesn't, IM me: BillTompkins2 on AIM.
Fedora: You can find an RPM for Fedora Core at FreshRPMs or at Dries.
Mandriva: In the distribution, just "urpmi pidgin-encryption"
Gentoo: In the distribution, just "emerge pidgin-encryption"
Debian: In the distribution, just "apt-get install pidgin-encryption".
Ubuntu: In Ubuntu's "Universe" as Pidgin-Encryption.
Windows: Download the Win32 self-extracting binary.
Or, if you'd like, here are some instructions on how to build it yourself.