Topal: GPG/GnuPG and Alpine integration

Copyright © 2001–2022 Phillip J. Brooke

Topal is a “glue” program that links GnuPG and Alpine (a rewrite of the University of Washington's Pine email client, currently maintained by Eduardo Chappa). It offers facilities to encrypt, decrypt, sign and verify emails.



See the included documentation for all the stuff like licensing (Topal is released under the GNU Public Licence version 3), recent changes and instructions.

A recent manual (PDF).


The current release of Topal is 82 of 27 August 2022. Distribution is currently via a read-only Git repository.