How to setup OTR encryption in Pidgin

Writing proper howtos is so hard and time consuming. Copy/pasting them from other sites is so much easier. \o/

This time we ripped this tutorial from great website Check it out for more articles and howtos about privacy and encryption

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REMEMBER! Most of the settings in this tutorial, as well as general way of using OTR can be applied to any chat program supporting off-the-record encryption

How to Use OTR to Initiate a Secure Messaging Session in Pidgin

About Pidgin and OTR

Both your correspondent and yourself must configure the OTR plugin before you can enable private and secure Instant Messaging (IM) sessions. OTR plugin will automatically detect when both parties have installed and properly configured the OTR plugin.

Note: If you request a private conversation with a friend who has neither installed nor configured OTR, it will automatically send a message explaining how they can obtain the OTR plugin.

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How to Configure Thunderbird mail client

In this tutorial I will show you how to configure your ]WE( account with thunderbird email client. It’s very simple and intuitive. As most mail client’s are similar in their structure this tutorial can be applied to almost any of them. But first:

So for those of you that look only for the specific information about the server setup:
Incoming: IMAP
Server hostname:
Port: 993
Authentication: Normal Password

Outgoing: SMTP
Server hostname:
Port: 465
Authentication: Normal Password

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How to setup and use gpg encryption with Thunderbird

Since there is Thousands of howtos and tutorials about GPG mail encryption on the web we decided that instead of writing yet another boring tutorial, just copy/paste an existing one. … PROFIT! If you want to see this and other tutorials from the mozilla foundation from whom we copied that tutorial (hope they don’t mind that), visit those links:

source of this article

mozilla foundation thunderbird support page



Digitally Signing and Encrypting Messages

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Installing GPG and Enigmail
  • Creating PGP keys
  • Sending and receiving public keys
    • Sending your public key via email
    • Receiving a public key via email
  • Sending a digitally signed and / or encrypted email
  • Reading a digitally signed and / or encrypted email
  • Revoking your key

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Lags SpaceAPI on n900 (dirty solution)

While working on spaceAPI widget for n900 I found very useful app that did the trick within few taps. Of course it’s not 100% what I had in mind (widget with notification whether the hacklab is open applicable to any hackerspace using spaceAPI) but I thought  I will share it with you guys because the app itself can be used for different purposes and it’s quite handy.

So first of, get the Oculo app. Then follow simple wizard to create your widget. Oculo takes any div from the website and turns it into either wallpaper or desktop widget. You can resize it, fit the content in width etc. Simple, fast and effective. Now you can see if someone is Lagging right from your pocket.

(Hopefully, the real widget won’t take too long).

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July in Lag