Wildcards in uids?

Phil Reynolds phil-gpg at tinsleyviaduct.com
Wed Jun 4 20:23:00 CEST 2008

On Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 01:08:40PM -0400, David Shaw wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 04:13:00PM +0100, Phil Reynolds wrote:
> >
> > I have recently started using suffixed e-mail addresses and am wondering 
> > if I might need to add suffixes I am using to my key - or if I can add 
> > something that would catch them all.
> >
> > If I need to add them individually, it may be better to add the ones I  
> > need to as I need them, but if a catch-all is possible, please advise me 
> > as to how I need to specify it.
> Sorry, there is no way within GnuPG to do such a thing.  It's
> frequently doable outside of GnuPG via your mail program, but you'd
> have to consult the documentation for that program to learn how.

I think you may have misunderstood the query.

I use suffixed e-mail addresses - I introduced them to help me sort mail
as well as spot the leaky organisations. That part is absolutely

However, do I need to add these addresses as uids to my key if I wish to
sign or encrypt mail where I am using them as From: addresses?

Is a "catch all suffixes" uid possible if that is the case? If so, how do
I specify it? It is nothing, as far as I can see, to do with my mail
programs (either of them). It is more to do with key administration.

If not, presumably I simply sign/decrypt using my existing key?
Phil Reynolds
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