I discovered a much simpler solution. In the Ubuntu forums I found that ecryptfs-utils is included in Jaunty (and therefore Gloria), and so I backed up my home directory, encrypted it, and then restored my data. Now all my data (.evolution, .mozilla-thunderbird, .VirtualBox, etc.) is its customary place, and encrypted. My goal was to protect the data when the computer is turned off, so this works for me!
1. Back up your home directory (use MintBackup--make sure you click on all the hidden folders that have important data--you'll find them listed in the Hidden Paths tab in MintBackup.
2. Create a new user with an encrypted home folder:
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sudo adduser --encrypt-home USERNAME
3. Log in as the new user.
4. Restore data from your backup to the new home directory.