Newbie Question

Dennis Lambe Jr. malsyned at
Wed Mar 31 16:07:06 CEST 2004

On Wed, 2004-03-31 at 07:14, Thomas Bulka wrote:
> Hi,
> as a GnuPG-Newbie I want to ask a very basic general
> understanding question.
> If I generate a key, is it supposed to work only
> with the email-Address I entered during the generation
> process?
> I mean, can I sign mails sent from another adress with this
> key or am I supposed to create another key for every address I use?

You could sign mail from other addresses, but it wouldn't be quite
right.  You don't have to generate a completely new key for each email
address, though.  You can add additional "User IDs" to your key, as you
can see I've done with mine.  Just run gpg --edit-key your_key_id and
then at the key editing prompt, enter "adduid" and follow the prompts.

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