Getting KMail to let me encrypt to an unsigned key?

Alphax alphasigmax at
Tue May 16 11:00:05 CEST 2006

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

You will be asked to set an ownertrust value...

It might be worth trying to find an actual trust path using Wotsap
( or similar as well as lsigning
the key, but YMMV.

        Death to all fanatics!
  Down with categorical imperative!
OpenPGP key:

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