encrypting using a PGP 7.0 pubkey does not work

David Shaw dshaw@jabberwocky.com
Thu Jun 27 20:43:01 2002

On Thu, Jun 27, 2002 at 08:15:12PM +0200, Malte Gell wrote:
> Hi there,
> just imported successfully a PGP 7.0 public key key into gpg 1.0.7, but=
> when trying to encrypt something with that key I only get "unusable=20
> key", gpg --edit-key XXXXXX and showpref gives me that:
> pub  1024D/xxxxxxxx  erstellt: 1997-07-24 verf=E4llt: never     =20

Judging by the key creation date, it's from an earlier PGP than 7.0 :)

Is there some way you can post the key information without xxxxx-ing
it out?  There is almost no way to help you without being able to see
the key.


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