GnuPG Smartcard and Authentication Key

Volker Dormeyer volker at
Sun May 28 20:24:14 CEST 2006

Hello all,

recently I received a message which is encrypted with my public
authentication key instead of my encryption key.

I wonder how this can happen, because I thought GnuPG does not use the
authentication key as encryption key. Am I wrong?

Further, I am not able to decrypt the message. I tried it manually with
"--try-all-secrets", but it doesn't seem to work. Basically it should
work. I mean, I have the authentication private key.

Can somebody give me a hint?

Thanks and regards,

 Volker Dormeyer                                  <volker at>
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