Re: Why do I need a passphrase???
On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 19:42:45 -0800, Daniel Burrows (email@example.com) wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 09:29:06PM -0600, Kent West <firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to say:
> > Chris Jones wrote:
> > > I have noticed that in order to reply to their posts some users on this
> > > list require that I provide a "PGP passphrase" .. whatever that may be.
> > >
> > >
> > I'm sure someone more knowledgeable about PGP/GPG than am I will answer
> > shortly, but in the meanwhile, I'll take a shot.
> > It sounds to me like you have PGP or GPG installed in your email client,
> > and it's configured to encrypt email when responding to emails that have
> > an indication of encryption capability on the other end (such as a
> > "signed" signature, etc), and your email client is then prompting you
> > for your PGP passphrase, which you don't recall setting at some time in
> > the past.
> If it's prompting him for a passphrase, it thinks he has a PGP key and
> wants to sign his outgoing email with it.
Indeed - and I expect there is a line:
in the ~/.muttrc file.
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