GNUpg 1.0.6
Thu Jun 7 10:03:02 2001

hi Richard,

> I find that it works fine apart from one small niggling little
> problem. I can't decrypt e-mail from other GNUpg users.
which mail-client are you using ?
> I have tried to set the default key in order to get GNUpg to decrypt
> so that I can read mail.
how did you set the default key ; by editing the 'options' file ?
> that GNUpg immediately asks me to "Go ahead and type your
> message..... ".
that is what you get when you run 'gpg' without any commands/options.
> It will not allow me to set the default key.
you would have to set the key in your e-mail program or do it yourself in the 'options' file.
> Can anyone explain what I'm supposed to do to get GNUpg to decrypt a
> message ?
it depends on your mail-program, i guess. i'm setting it up with KMail (running Linux Mandrake 8.0) - only since yesterday evening, i've been using it for some time now in Windows but still a LINUX newbie ;-) you could save the message as a text-file and then run 'gpg --import <file>' to see if that works. see for all the gpg-options or do a 'man gpg'. -- Rob