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<p>To start this assistant again in the future from the main window of
<span class="application">Thunderbird</span>, choose
<span class="menuchoice">
<span class="guimenu">[[!img lib/open-menu.png alt="Menu" class=symbolic link=no]]</span>&nbsp;▸
<span class="guimenuitem">Account Settings</span>
</span> and then, from the <span class="guilabel">Account Settings</span>
dialog, choose <span class="guilabel">Account Actions</span>&nbsp;▸
<span class="guilabel">Add Mail Account&hellip;</span>.</p>
Enter your name, email address, and password into the corresponding fields.
These enhancements are inherited from the former [*TorBirdy*](https://gitlab.torproject.org/legacy/trac/-/wikis/torbirdy) extension.
<p><i>GnuPG</i> and <i>[[Kleopatra|encryption_and_privacy/kleopatra]]</i>
allow you to work with OpenPGP encrypted text and files. Consider using
<i>Kleopatra</i> instead of <i>Thunderbird</i> if you want to exchange encrypted text and files, but
not by email.</p>
<p>The OpenPGP keys stored in <i>GnuPG</i> and <i>Kleopatra</i> are separate from the keys
stored in <i>Thunderbird</i>.</p>
Choose **[[!img lib/open-menu.png alt="Menu" class="symbolic" link="no"]]&nbsp;▸ Settings**.
Choose **Privacy & Security**.
In the **Passwords** section, select the option **Use a Primary Password**.
In the **Change Primary Password** dialog, enter your Primary Password and click **Ok**.
<h3>Export your private key using the <em>Passwords and Keys</em> utility</h3>
From the desktop:
Choose **Applications&nbsp;▸ Utilities&nbsp;▸ Passwords and Keys**.
In the left pane, choose **GnuPG keys**.
In the right pane, double-click on the private key that you want to export and use in *Thunderbird*.
In the **Details** tab of the properties dialog, click **Export**.
Save your private key in your *Home* directory.
Close the *Passwords and Keys* utility.
<h3>Import your private key in <em>Thunderbird</em></h3>
In *Thunderbird*:
Choose **[[!img lib/open-menu.png alt="Menu" class="symbolic" link="no"]]&nbsp;▸ Account Settings**.