Problem with email addresses beginning with 0x

Luke J 0xlukej at
Fri Sep 29 05:51:31 CEST 2006


I have recently started using GnuPG. My personal email address begins
with 0x and this seems to cause problems for gpg when using the -u
option. I think it tries to interpret the email address as a key ID instead.

Naturally, when using this from the command line it isn't a big issue
but when trying to gpg automatically from within Evolution or
Thunderbird, it tries to sign or encrypt messages by specifying the
email address as the argument to the -u option which causes the problem.
At the moment this means I can't use GnuPG with this email address
without annoying all the people I send emails to and myself! lol :)

The error message I get is as follows:

gpg: skipped "0xlukej at": malformed user id
gpg: signing failed: malformed user id

Is this a known issue? Is there anyway around it?

Thanks for your help,


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