public keys newbie question

Thorsten Haude linux at
Mon Feb 12 23:01:13 CET 2007


* Bruce Cowin wrote (2007-02-13 08:06):
>As I understand it, people only need my public key if they are going to encrypt a file for me.  If I will only be sending them encrypted files, then I need their public key but they don't need mine.  Is this correct?


They will also need your public key to verify stuff you signed.

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