key generation: email-address necessary?
mailing-lists-mmvi at bretschneidernet.de
Sat Feb 27 11:50:13 CET 2010
Am Samstag 27 Februar 2010 schrieb Laurent Jumet:
> Martin Bretschneider <mailing-lists-mmvi at bretschneidernet.de> wrote:
> > I want to recreate my GnuPG keys. My question is if I can omit the
> > email address? Since I do not want my email addresses to appear on
> > the keyservers because of spammers and so on. I only want to put my
> > name and maybe my toplevel domain in the comment field.
> > Is the some kind of problem with this behavoir? Can email clients
> > find out what key to use if there is no known email address?
> > What do you think?
> You can use whatever you want to identify your key.
> But in some cases, mail programs expect to find your e-mail.
that was my expectation as well. But what do the email clients do then?
Do they say "no key available" or do the look for the name? What are
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