formal self-intro and a small question

John Clizbe JPClizbe at
Tue Sep 16 20:12:58 CEST 2008

Lawrence C. Chin wrote:
> Well, while here, I might as well ask a question, though it's more
> Enigmail-related. On the OpenPGP Options (OpenPGP security under my
> account settings), I see the two options:
> *use email address of this identity to identify OpenPGP key
> *use specific OpenPGP key ID
> I checked the second. But what's the difference between the two?

The first will use the first usable valid key found in your key ring containing
your sending email address as part of an UID.

The second uses the indicated key.  Select this option if you have multiple keys
which may match and you wish to only use a particular key; OR, if you did not
enter an email address or this email address has not yet been added to the key
you wish to use.

John P. Clizbe                      Inet:John (a)
You can't spell fiasco without SCO. hkp://  or
     mailto:pgp-public-keys at

Q:"Just how do the residents of Haiku, Hawai'i hold conversations?"
A:"An odd melody / island voices on the winds / surplus of vowels"

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