decrypting a massage by cleopatra?

Dear all,

I have received a massage and it begins with

Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux)

and ends with:


Between there is a string, i think this is a massage someone sent me. I don’t know what to do with it. I tried to decrypt with Kleopatra by right clicking on the pictogram and then put in the txt file with this encrypted massage. Kleopatra sais maybe its not a signature at all or unkown recipe…

What else do I need in order to know what someone has send me?

Normally if you have installed the appropriate extension of your mail software (“Enigmail” for Thunderbird, “gpgol” or something like that for outlook) it should decrypt it automatically.

Otherwise create a new text file with any text editor.
Copy / paste the whole content, INCLUDING “-----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE-…” and “-----END PGP MESSAGE-----” into this file and save it somewhere as “message.txt.gpg”. Then right click this file in an explorer, and chose “Decrypt / verify”. You’ll get a “message.txt” file that contains the decrypted message

Alternately you could use GPA. Copy the message text and decrypt it in the GPA clipboard.

Kleopatra also has clipboard functionality. Right-click the tray icon to encrypt, sign, decrypt/verify or import a certificate from the clipboard.