Encrypting for a user who has a IDEA public key

Ryan Malayter rmalayter at bai.org
Tue May 3 22:34:35 CEST 2005

From: mconahan at zixtestott.com
> Is this expected behaviour of 
> GnuPG?  I thought GnuPG does not support the IDEA algorithm in any 
> form.  Could someone please shed some light on this?

The default fallback algorithm is 3DES... All OpenPGP-compliant programs
must support it. If GnuPG can't find a matching cipher in its prefs
list, it falls back to using 3DES.


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