how to read sent & encrypted mails
Wed, 15 Nov 2000 12:47:16 -0800 (PST)
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> Whenever I send encrypted mail, it is put in my sent-folder, too. The
> problem is, I cannot read it, since it is encrypted to the recipient.
This is actually a feature, since then you can't be compelled to show what
you sent someone, and if your secret key is compromised it can't be used
to decrypt what you sent other people. However, not everybody likes this,
so there is a workaround.
> What should I do? Send a Bcc to myself and double-encrypt the message?
Essentially yes. Depending on how mutt handles the gpg invocation, you
could add a default for it to encrypt it to your key as well. This will
make the message a little longer, as the session key is encrypted to
yourself and added to the message, meaning it is in the message twice.
> Does this confuse the average pgp(gpg)-user? Are there better solutions?
I wouldn't think so, as the 'average' user only cares if they can decrypt
the messagel I suspect correctly setting the 'default key' or something
like that will make the no-secret-key message go away.
> why I should not double-encrypt my mail or why *only* the recipient
> should able to read a message.
- -Jason Martin
There is something to be said about me: "Wow!!"
Fingerprint:3B07 518C D76E 572F 7DAA 88A5 9763 835A EA95 4813
Finger email@example.com for key.
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