can't verify my own signature

kurt c kurtc1972 at
Tue Jul 22 04:27:35 CEST 2008

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John Clizbe wrote:
> kurt c wrote:
>> I'm puzzled here. I sent a signed email with my Enigmail to my other
>> Gmail account, but some how when I tried to verify the signature by
>> clicking on Windows PT --> clipboard -> decrypt/verify, it said that
>> the signature is bad. I certainly have my own public key on my key ring,
> "Having your public key" or not is a Red Herring.
>> why did it say that?
> Because the message you asked it to verify is not the *exact* message you sent.
> Welcome to the "Wonderful" world of webmail. If you're wanting to use OpenPGP
> with GMail, perhaps you should set up POP or IMAP access to the messages.
> Does your copy in the Sent folder verify?
> If you need any assistance with Enigmail, the _best_ place is the Enigmail list
> at Enigmail at You don't need to subscribe, but non-subscribers are
> moderated to reduce SPAM. Subscription details are at
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Well, John, why is it then that when I sent an encrypted and signed
message to this other Gmail account of mine without Enigmail, and
clicked on Privacy Tray's "clickboard" -> "decrypt/verify", the message
is both decrypted and verified as with good signature? If the message is
altered through the webmail system so that its signature can't be
verified, why is it that when it's encrypted it can both be decrypted
and verified?

Thanks, John, for the earlier reply.
Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (MingW32)
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