PGP Desktop and GPG

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu Mar 15 03:04:19 CET 2007

On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 02:28:31PM +1300, Bruce Cowin wrote:

> Thanks David.  But if I'm only encrypting files for others (and not
> decrypting any), then I only need to export their public key, right?
> My private key doesn't come into it, does it?

That's correct.  Most people do need to decrypt stuff sent to them,
and so they'd need a private key.  If you are strictly encrypting to
others, then all you need is their public key.


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