Why gpg complains?

Gary Greenberg ggreenberg at responsys.com
Fri Jan 18 07:09:04 CET 2008

I imported into GPG public keys that were generated by another

Keys were accepted with no problem but when I am trying to encrypt with
these keys GPG gives me the following:


C:\Program Files\GNU\GnuPG>gpg -a -r utest3 -o

 -e C:\sites\local\dig\loadSample.csv

gpg: 4985F643: There is no assurance this key belongs to the named user


pub  1024R/4985F643 2008-01-16 utest3 <foo at responsys.com>

 Primary key fingerprint: 1113 FC70 96BC DA77 E113  9805 F426 E5B2 4985


It is NOT certain that the key belongs to the person named

in the user ID.  If you *really* know what you are doing,

you may answer the next question with yes.


Use this key anyway? (y/N) y


I did type 'Y" and file was successfully encrypted and later similarly
successfully decrypted.

Can someone tells me why it complains and how can I make GPG happy?

Thank you,



P.S. Please CC me in your response, as I am not subscribed to that list.

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