Help: Encrypting messages to a Public Key with a revoked UID.

simon wood
Fri Feb 23 11:24:01 2001

Hi all,
A while ago I switched ISP and therefore needed to sort out my private key. I've
generated a new UID on my GnuPG key and revoked the original UID.

However a quick test show that I can still encrypt to the old UID.

The handbook states that you can't encrypt to a revoked key, shouldn't the same
apply for a revoked UID??

I'm GnuPG 1.0.4 on SuSE 6.2,
thanks in advance,
Simon Wood.

---------- screen dump showing (alleged) fault -----------
simon@frostie:~ > gpg --list-keys
gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!
pub  1024D/575E8783 2000-02-07 Simon Wood <>
uid                            [revoked] Simon Wood (Simon Wood) <>
uid                            Simon Wood <>
sub  1024g/16B75E59 2000-02-07

simon@frostie:~ > gpg --encrypt test
gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!
You did not specify a user ID. (you may use "-r")

Enter the user ID:
File `test.gpg' exists. Overwrite (y/N)? y
simon@frostie:~ >