Receiver lost secret key and cannot read - neither can I
Lionel Elie Mamane
Fri Aug 16 12:28:01 2002
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On Fri, Aug 16, 2002 at 06:08:50AM -0400, Anita Lewis wrote:
> unable to read it. Seems he lost the secret key to an old key which
> is the one I used. I went to my Sent folder in Mutt and I can't
> read what I wrote. Is there any way I can read it?
Well, no. That's the whole purpose of encryption... Only the secret
key can decrypt.
> Is there a suggested alternate way of sending messages to cover such
> an event?
Yes: Always encrypt to *both* the recipient of the message and
yourself. Add to your ~/.gnupg/options:
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: For info see http://www.gnupg.org
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----