encryption problems

Eugene Smiley eugene@esmiley.net
Wed Jul 30 17:45:02 2003

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CL Gilbert wrote:
> Is their a force option or somthing? ~ I think this is somewhat of
> an enigmail issue.

Preferences > Privacy & Security > Enigmail > Advanced >
Always Trust User ID

> Also the error message is not quite clear.  It should simply state
> 'Encrypting to a key you have not signed is not allowed by
> default.'  I know that is also insufficient because likely you dont
> have to sign it directly...

It is allow, but it warns you that there is no trusted path and asks
if you are sure you want to continue (which you can't see from
Enigmail).  Encrypting to your key (no trust path) through GPGShell
yields this...

gpg: B02A587D: There is no indication that this key really belongs to
the owner
2048g/B02A587D 2003-07-24 "Carl L. Gilbert
 Primary key fingerprint: 82A6 8893 C2A1 F64E A9AD  19AE 55B2 4CD7
80D2 0A2D
      Subkey fingerprint: 6FD8 6097 225C 32A5 5207  32B1 5AB1 30A5
B02A 587D

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

Use this key anyway?

GPG seems to be pretty clear about it.

Version: GnuPG v1.2.2-nr2 (Windows XP)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org