email hashes in PGP keys as protection against spam

Hauke Laging mailinglisten at
Mon Oct 5 04:08:59 CEST 2009


I would like to propose a small change to gpg (which I cannot do myself as 
I am not a programmer) which should solve the spammers harvest key servers 

The description is on my web site:

Google told me that several people are aware of the problem but that it's 
importance is assessed differently. One mentioned the idea I had, too, but 
thought it was not possible with openpgp. So I hope that my suggestion is 
new (I haven't found anything about that in the mailing list archive).

I hope that somebody with the necessary capabilities finds this interesting 
and easy enough to give it a try. :-)

Of course, I am interested in comments in order to improve the concept if 


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