Subkey - second email address

Neil Williams linux at
Thu Jan 6 20:04:00 CET 2005

On Thursday 06 January 2005 5:58 pm, Patrick Marquetecken wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a primary key, with my personal email address, i would like to have
> a subkey with my email address at work is this possible?

Usuallly, you'd just add a UID.

If you want a second subkey so that people encrypting to your work email 
address would use a different key to those encrypting to your home email 
address, that's probably a job for a second key. It means always having both 
secret keys available as well.

> I have tried 
> addkey but this is without a email address.

adduid from the --edit-key menu.

--addkey adds a subkey that can be used if you have a short expiry on your 
encryption key compared to the main key, or to use different algorithm 

Only adduid or a second key will list both work and home email addresses.

> Patrick


Neil Williams

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