hi guys, i need som newbie help...
Tue May 6 00:27:02 2003
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On Monday 05 May 2003 3:54 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> hi guys
> i have just installed gnupg, no problems
> but when i try to send a encrypted mail to my
> other mail adress i get the following error:
To encrypt you usually need to have signed the recipient key.
> email@example.com skipped: public key not
Although I thought GnuPG would have said so rather than just saying the key
I can't check because your keys aren't on a keyserver.
$ gpg --keyserver keyserver.linux.it --send-keys 664212cf 29966025
> so why can't i send the mail ??
See if it is signed using:
$ gpg --check-sigs 664212cf 29966025
You should see a self-signature AND a signature from each of the two keys:
e.g. on my two keys:
pub 1024D/A897FD02 2002-01-27 Neil Williams (laptop) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
sig!3 A897FD02 2002-01-27 Neil Williams (laptop)
sig! 28BCB3E3 2002-07-01 Neil Williams (CodeHelp)
pub 1024D/28BCB3E3 2002-01-27 Neil Williams (CodeHelp) <email@example.com>
sig!3 28BCB3E3 2002-01-27 Neil Williams (CodeHelp)
sig!3 A897FD02 2003-01-14 Neil Williams (laptop)
You might also have to edit each key to set the trust level. You have to set
one of your keys (the ones with a secret and public key) to ultimate trust -
so that the mail client knows who you are. Check also that you have set a
keyid to use in the configuration of the mail client. Trust can be a hard
thing to get to grips with so be careful not to set a high trust level or
sign other people's keys without personal contact and verification. (Don't
sign my keys, for example, the info above is not enough to verify a key).
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