Feature Request: MS Exchange Server IDs

Crosland, Jerel Jerel.Crosland at 21st.com
Wed Feb 14 20:24:24 CET 2007

Apparently not. Whenever I am sending an email using Outlook to another user within my local network/domain I must always manually select which key to encrypt to. It is not finding the external email address but only the internal, Exchange version of the ID, which is that long form I have listed.

Jerel Crosland
Technical Specialist
21st Century Insurance

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-----Original Message-----
From: gnupg-devel-bounces at gnupg.org
[mailto:gnupg-devel-bounces at gnupg.org]On Behalf Of David Shaw
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 7:41 PM
To: gnupg-devel at gnupg.org
Subject: Re: Feature Request: MS Exchange Server IDs

On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 01:53:08PM -0800, Crosland, Jerel wrote:

> 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?

GPGol does not need to be configured for this and can find any user
ID.  The --allow-freeform-uid option is used when creating the key or
when adding the new user ID to the key.


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