Key Revocation

Chris cpollock at
Sat Apr 14 22:58:27 CEST 2007

On Friday 13 April 2007 11:36 pm, John Clizbe wrote:
> Chris wrote:
> > This may sound simple, but I want to make sure I get it done right. My
> > ISP/DSL provider, Embarq, has dumped Earthlink as their mail provider
> > sine 9 April and setup their own mail servers. Simple, revoke the EL key
> > and make a new key for Embarq, except, the two have come to an agreement
> > and that is that Earthlink will continue to forward mail for Embarq users
> > until 31 Oct. Question being do I keep the Earthlink key and also
> > generate one for my Embarq address or once I have everything setup for
> > the Embarq servers generate one for Embarq and at that time reovke the
> > Earthlink key?
> Why revoke and create a new key? Why not just add the new address on a new
> UID, and make it primary. Sometime between now and Oct 31, you can revoke
> the old UID.
> My AT&T address became Comcast; that became Roadrunner.
> Same person. Same key. Just a new email address. Plus the revoked address
> gives clueful folks the hint that email shouldn't be sent there.

Thanks John and John, thats been the suggested way to handle this and thats 
what I'll do. Didn't realize though that there was so much to do when 
changing addresses, modifications to postfix, fetchmail, gpg and so forth. 
Thanks again to all for the suggestions.


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