Feature Request: MS Exchange Server IDs

Crosland, Jerel Jerel.Crosland at 21st.com
Tue Feb 13 22:53:08 CET 2007

>On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 05:20:46PM +0100, Werner Koch wrote:
>> On Thu,  1 Feb 2007 15:03, dshaw at jabberwocky.com said:
>> > Didn't one of the MS Exchange plugins require this sort of user ID?
>> You mean the Outlook plugins from G-Data or our GPGol?  No.
>No, one of the PGP ones (not the current PGP - NAI?).  It doesn't
>matter, really.  Just a half memory.

The problem I'm trying to solve here is that I'm using OUTLOOK in an
EXCHANGE environment and GPGol cannot find the public key of the
recipient of a message. Sorry to repeat myself, but it seems the sense
of my message was missed. I'll rephrase.

I need to be able to add my MS Exchange Server ID to the list of user
ids in my public key so that GPGol/gpg will be able to find it when
another user in my Exchange environment who is also using GPGol tries to
encrypt a message to me. Gnupg will not allow me to do so because it is
considered an invalid email address. The ID which GPGol is using to try
and find the public key looks like this:


Of course I would rather it simply use my email address, then all would
be well, but I can find no place in GPGol to configure this, so it must
use the "MS Exchange Server ID" instead. I know that PGP has had this
support for some time.

Is the proper solution to simply do as David Shaw recommends, and use
the --allow-freeform-uid option? If so, how can GPGol be configured to
do this?

Thanks for your patience. I'm just trying to make this easy enough that
others here will use this.


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