Key e-mail address
Sun Oct 13 17:36:16 2002
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On Friday 11 October 2002 10:55, Brian Lee wrote:
> In my case, someone who is in my gpg list chaned his email
> address. I have to choose his old email address when I want
> to mail him by gpg.
> I tried follow action to add his new email address in my
> gpg list. But gpg --edit-key [his id] prompt says like this.
> Command> adduid his_new_id@new_domain.com
> Need the secret key to do this.
> How can I add his new email address to my gpg list so that I
> can send him encrypted mail easily? (not choosing his old address)
One possible solution would be to use KMail instead of mutt because with
KMail you can associate each email address with an arbitrary list of
But that's not what you wanted to hear. ;-)
GnuPG 1.2.0 supports aliases/groups. You could try to setup an alias
with the new email address pointing to the old key. This is from gpg's
--group name=value1 [value2 value3 ...]
Sets up a named group, which is similar to aliases in
Any time the group name is a receipient (-r or
--recipient), it will be
expanded to the values specified.
The values are key IDs or fingerprints, but any
key description is
accepted. Note that a value with spaces in it will
be treated as two
different values. Note also there is only one level of
expansion - you
cannot make an group that points to another group.
The best solution would be to tell your correspondent to add his new
email address to his key.
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