Signed Keys Still Have Problems

Ian Scott
Fri Oct 11 09:49:02 2002

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I'm using Evolution.  Trying to send encrypted mail to someone whom I
have their keys, and have signed it.

When I try to send the email, I get the following error message:

gpg:using secondary key ******** instead of primary key ********
gpg: ********: There is no indication that this key really belongs to
the owner
gpg: [stdin]: encryption failed: unusable public key

I also try to send encrypted email to myself, and get the same error
message. =20

>From the command line, when attempting to encrypt a file, I get a
similar message:
It is NOT certain that the key belongs to the person named
in the user ID.  If you *really* know what you are doing,
you may answer the next question with yes"

But I have signed the key.

I've checked the FAQ's, done a search on this, and nothing seems to be a
suitable response, mostly all of the solutions I have found suggest  I
sign the key.  But, I've done that:

gpg --lsign-key

"Wendy Woudstra <>" was already signed by key
Nothing to sign with key 319CE936"

Key not changed so no update needed."

So, I'm confused here! =20

Any suggestions?

Ian Scott

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