exporting keys to email

Ingo Klöcker ingo.kloecker@epost.de
Sat Feb 10 22:20:00 2001

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chronos wrote:

> Hi all,
> Had a question about exporting my keys to my email. I found this on a
> redhat site. gpg --armor --export <you@yourisp.com>>mykey.asc Now
> then I`m using Kmail and running mandrake 7.1. Basic question first-
> under file settings pgp it asks for your pgp user identity. What
> exactly am I supposed to put in there ? The number or my
> you@yourisp.com or something else ?
You should enter the user id you chose when you generated your key, i.e. you@yourisp.com. And be sure to choose GPG as "Encryption tool". Oh, wait a second. I just saw that you are using KMail 1.0.28. This is a really old version of KMail. It doesn't support GPG. You should really switch to KMail 1.2 which comes with KDE 2.0(.1). Or even better get the Beta 2 of KDE 2.1. The KMail version included in the beta contains a lot new features (and better GPG support).
> Then when exporting my key to my
> email it says file not found for the <you@yourisp.com>> What am I
> supposed to put there ? Or do I need to create a file to export the
> key into first under the gpg directory ?
With KMail 1.2 you can simply attach a key to an email via a menu option. With the old KMail you have to run gpg --armor --export <you@yourisp.com> >mykey.asc You will then get a file called mykey.asc which contains your key. To send the key to someone via email simply attach mykey.asc to the email. Regards, Ingo -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.3 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see http://www.gnupg.org iD8DBQE6ha+nGnR+RTDgudgRAonYAJ4iqPXhp+FKlNmIHX4aKlVAef1NuQCgw6hN fcQhQ/uXDaSVDBQaHco/TS8= =k9h0 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----