Revoke a key - What is with the decrypted messages?

reynt0 reynt0 at
Fri Nov 23 21:43:33 CET 2007

Thanks.  That's exactly what I wanted to be clear about,
but didn't want to try to specify all possible details
by my (inexpert) self.

On Fri, 23 Nov 2007, John W. Moore III wrote:
  . . .
> reynt0 wrote:
>> Just a maybe picky question:
>> Does "stops new use" mean absolutely, like mechanical
>> prevention, stops new use, or does it mean something like
>> "stops by a social process", ie like knowledgeable users
>> won't use it anymore?
  . . .
> In this context it will mean "like mechanical prevention" but only for
> those Users who have Updated Your Key with the Revocation on their
> Keyring.  GnuPG will _not_ Encrypt to a revoked Public Key.
> However, if You never tell Me that You have revoked the Key
  . . .
>                    I would then recommend keeping a copy of
> the Revoked Key available somewhere prior to deleting it 'just in case'
> You ever receive a message Encrypted to it from someone
  . . .

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