Question about: "gpg: WARNING: message was not integrity protected"

Scholz Ulrich scholz at
Thu Oct 21 12:32:13 CEST 2004

On Thu, Oct 21, 2004 at 10:58:05AM +0200, Werner Koch wrote:

> That message is on purpose to remind people that they should use the MDC
> feature.  MDC is automagically handled through the preferences system but
> with symmetrical only encrypted mails we don't have them and thus we need
> to print the warning in all cases.

You are right.  If I encrypt a message with 

  gpg -c --force-mdc 

then I don't get the warning on decryption.  Maybe you should hint that in
the documentation (or maybe you did and I just too lazy to find it.)

Thank you, Uli

Ulrich Scholz

scholz at
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