Have key ID, but can't decrypt.

David Shaw dshaw@jabberwocky.com
Fri Oct 25 14:47:01 2002

On Fri, Oct 25, 2002 at 05:33:45AM -0400, David T-G wrote:
> When you encrypt to a user ID and someone gets a copy of that encrypted
> chunk, even though it's encrypted it still gives out some information:
> for *whom* it is encrypted.  If you've encrypted to your key as well as
> the recipient's, then after just a few messages it can become very
> apparent that you are the one sending this stuff -- which you might not
> want at all.

Another way to do this is the --throw-keyid option, which keeps using
your own key for encryption, but removes the keyid so it can't be
traced.  Unfortunately, --throw-keyid acts on *all* keys used, and not
specific ones so it would remove the keyid of the recipient as well.
I should look at that.


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