signed mail, and I don't have the public key..

Dave Harvill
Wed, 21 Jul 1999 10:51:47 -0400 (EDT)

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I am in a very similar situation, saving that I use pine instead of elm,
and that I do not use gpgpgp wrapper.  I simply edited the .pinerc file to
use GPG as a filter for messages that contain the standard PGP markings.
According to the documentation, `gpg --decrypt` takes the message from
stdin, decrypts, and hands it back to stdout.  `gpg --verify` takes the
messages from stdin, checks the sig, and /does not/ hand anything back to
stdout, which is why your mail client shows a blank screen.  Pine did
exactly the same thing for me.  To avoid having to suspend pine every time
I wanted to check a sig (which loses its novelty /very/ quickly), I put
together a small Perl script, which you are welcome to use.  If anyone
cares to comment on it, feel free.

- -dave

On Tue, 20 Jul 1999 wrote:

> I have been integrating gpg in my unix environment, using elm this meant
> installing the gpgpgp wrapper.
> If I open an email which is signed, gpg tries to get the public key from the
> keyserver (I used This action failed, probably because the
> public key was not there.
> After this, elm showed the output of gpg, this seemed to be an empty email!
> with a message that the signature could not be found..
> This leaves me with the problem that I can not read signed messages, when I
> don't have the public key. As I find this frustrating I wondered if anyone
> has found a way to get past this.
> Thanx
> --
> Thomas Zander
> History repeats itself, it has to, nobody ever listens OpenPGP key: 0588D5
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