Is there a gpgkeys_mailto for Win32?

Zuxy zuxy.meng at
Tue Dec 28 17:16:52 CET 2004

gpgkeys_mailto is now a perl script and hence not natively supported
by Windows. I installed a perl interpreter and managed to activate
gpgkeys_mailto simply by typing its name under console, i.e.
"gpgkeys_mailto" instead of "perl -w gpgkeys_mailto", but gpg can't
recognize this.

I hacked into the source and found that the problem is gpg uses
CreateProcess API under Win32 instead of a simple system() call. In
fact, under Win32, system("gpgkeys_mailto") works while
CreateProcess(NULL, "gpgkeys_mailto", ...) fails.

So would the team either
1. provide a gpgkeys_mailto.exe for Win32;
2. find some workaround so that gpgkeys_mailto will work with a perl
interpreter and a sendmail installation;
or (the most native way)
3. write a .WSH file, and replace "sendmail" with a mailto url therein.

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