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Re: Auto-retrieving unknown GPG keys on message arrival?

On Tue, Aug 05, 2003 at 08:18:59AM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 05, 2003 at 09:50:34AM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> > I can see why Pigeon's approach might be preferable. I found
> > auto-key-retrieve annoying and turned it off because it slowed things
> > down *while I was reading mail*, which I want to be fast. Doing that
> > task as mail is retrieved is something I hadn't thought of and would be
> > far smoother for me.
> Sounds like a procmail filter possibility?

My method is to pull the sig out of the message and pass it to gpg
saying "go verify /dev/null with this". The result is inevitably "BAD
signature", of course, but the important side-effect is to fetch the
key if I don't already have it.

Exim's filtering functions and the occasional bit of shellscript
handle all my needs (and have readable syntax :-) ), so I've never
looked at procmail myself.


Be kind to pigeons
Get my GPG key here: http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x21C61F7F

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