adding a new email to a key

John Clizbe JPClizbe at
Wed Jan 30 03:54:50 CET 2008

Paul Cartwright wrote:
> On Tue January 29 2008, Robert Hansen wrote:
>> I understand what you're saying, but I don't see the problem.  If you
>> want to add another user ID (what people usually mean when they say "add
>> another email address"), then you add another user ID.  Apparently from
>> your message, you can add user IDs just fine--so where's the problem?
>> By default, GnuPG will always make a newly-created user ID the primary
>> user ID.  However, this really shouldn't matter to you--what matters
>> most is that the user IDs you want listed on your key are on your key.
> I guess it is more a perception problem than an issue then. My concern was 
> that my original key, the primary email address was changed. Both email 
> addresses were still in the key, so I guess it isn't a problem so much as an 
> aesthetic issue. Now I'll go back and add the UID for the second email,
> thanks for clarifying!

If the original email address is no longer valid, you can revoke the UID it's on.

John P. Clizbe                   Inet:   JPClizbe (a) tx DAWT rr DAHT com
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