adding a new email to a key

Paul Cartwright ale at
Wed Jan 30 13:32:03 CET 2008

On Tue January 29 2008, John Clizbe wrote:
> > 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 If the original email address is no longer valid, you can revoke the UID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.

I understand that. It wasn't a revoke-type issue, I was just trying to figure 
out exactly how things worked.. I didn't know about the 2nd email becoming 
primary.. ( say newbie).
I'm still learning the difference between addition emails ( UID) and subkeys.
My situation is, I have an ISP, and I don't use their email, except for one 
list that kept bouncing my domain email.
I have my domain, my main email, and a bunch of addresses I use for different 
I also have a yahoo email account that is almost as old as Yahoo.
I have a work email account, for when I travel on business.

so what is the appropriate way to add all those, or should I even do that?

Paul Cartwright
Registered Linux user # 367800
Registered Ubuntu User #12459

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