Mutt/GnuPG doc initial release

Mark Brown
Mon Sep 24 17:03:02 2001

On Mon, Sep 24, 2001 at 09:45:25AM -0400, Gordon Worley wrote:

> It works in Eudora, but it's annoying. I have to get your key and
> let PGP go through trying to verify the message in Eudora in order to
> read it; I can't read *PGP/MIME stuff without it having gone through
> this. As you might imagine, I'm not too excited about putting the
> key of every little person that posts to the list in this way, so
> unless you post a lot, and I mean a lot, I don't have your key and
> just skip your messages.
What does it do if it doesn't have (and can't obtain) the key? With mutt if signature verification fails for some reason (such as a missing key) all that happens is that an error message is displayed along with the verification attempt. If you don't have the key then gpg can be configured to either just fail or try to get the key from the keyservers. -- "You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."