can you deny you sent a signed e-mail?

Gates, Scott SGates at
Tue Apr 27 16:43:09 CEST 2004

Unless you gave out the passphrase that protects your secret key--which is
almost equal to giving away ones ID, house keys, car keys, and bank account
numbers, then griping you got 'robbed'. . . . I'm not sure how one COULD

-----Original Message-----
From: Geert Hendrickx [mailto:geert.hendrickx at] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 4:22 AM
To: gnupg-users at
Subject: can you deny you sent a signed e-mail?


GPG gives us a method for signing our e-mails so the addressee can be sure
it was sent by yourself.  

But what about the inverse question: can you deny that you sent an e-mail
which has been signed using you secret key?  

Not that I need this :-) it's just out of curiousity.  


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