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Re: kmail and encrypted mails

On Tuesday 25 December 2018 05:24:13 Hans wrote:

> Hi folks,
> merry christmas!
> Yesterday I stumbled over a small understanding problem.  I wanted to
> send an encrypted mail to a friend. Of course I got his public key.
> But when I want to create the mail, I got stuck. Problem: I have
> activated, that all encrypted mails shall also be encrypted by my own
> key, but the system says, I have no own key.
> Ok, I could create one, but in fact, I already have a key (this mail
> is signed with it), Here is my problem:
> When there is already a gpg-key crerated, why do I need another key
> for self encrypted mails? And do I need really 2 keys ( = 2 key
> pairs)?
> IMHO kmail could use the already existent key from me, but kmail does
> it only accept as a "signing key". That looks strange and is not
> logically in my mind.
> Maybe someone can tell me, what I am thinking wrong.
> Thanks in andvance and have a happy xmas!
Thank you, I would point out that kmail says theres not enough info to 
validate your key. OTOH, I've never attempted to set this stuff up, 
since I switched from Amigados to Linux in 1998, so I have no clue if 
its my setup error, or yours. I'd assume you've put your public key on a 
keyserver someplace, but even my understanding of exactly how that works 
is likely faulty. I haven't played with pgp since they jailed P.Z., and 
I've always looked at anything newer than 2.62 as possibly equipt with a 
back door of some sort, one of the unstated conditions for allowing his 
release. Conspiracy theory? Probably. Shrug. I supposedly have a public 
key out there, but don't have enough historical data left after 25 years 
to even issue a cancellation. So I'll do an Andy Capp and shaddup.
> Best
> Hans

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