Getting KMail to let me encrypt to an unsigned key?

Adam Funk a24061 at
Tue May 16 10:35:10 CEST 2006

On 2006-05-15, Ingo Klöcker <kloecker at> wrote:

>> (Two apologies: this is slightly off-topic, and I've also posted the
>> same question to the debian-user list.)
> You should have tried kdepim-users at :-)

I'll try that next, thanks!

>> I'm running the Debian kmail 3.3.2-3 package and gpg 1.4.3 compiled
>> from the source.
>> As far as I can tell, it flatly refuses to let me encrypt a message
>> to any key that doesn't have a signature chain back to a trusted key.
>>  I can see the usefulness of a warning about doing this, but I've
>> accidentally sent a message unencrypted while trying to find a way
>> around the problem.
>> Is there any way to override this restriction?
> No, but there's a corresponding (and already very old) wish in KDE's bug=20
> tracking system (

Would lsign-ing the key circumvent the problem?  Would it cause any
other problems?

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