Mutt/GnuPG doc initial release

Gordon Worley
Mon Sep 24 17:17:01 2001

At 4:00 PM +0100 9/24/01, Mark Brown wrote:

>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
It will display the message with an error message like key could not be verified or something like that if it can't find the key in your keyring or on a keyserver. The main problem is that if the key can't be found, I have to wait a couple minutes to see the message while it tries to find the key. I just don't have the time for all the extra time that each PGP/MIME message entails. I have no idea if it's the same in other mail clients, but here on OS X things should be much better in a couple months once we have clients using GPGME.framework. -- Gordon Worley `When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, `it means just what I choose it to mean--neither more nor less.' PGP: 0xBBD3B003 --Lewis Carroll