Must I Retrieve?

David Shaw
Sun Jan 5 06:58:01 2003

On Sun, Jan 05, 2003 at 12:03:56AM -0500, Cameron Hooper wrote:

> I use GnuPG in pine via pinegpg. So far everything works well, but I have
> one question. When reading a "signed" message I have to set the option
> 'keyserver-options auto-key-retrieve' in the options file. This retrieves
> the correspondent's public key and imports it into my keyring.
> My question is: Can I check a signature without importing the public
> key? 

No.  You can delete the key when you are done, but you must have the
key to verify a signature.


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