Solved: Helping a friend setting up with gpg and gpgoe

Steven W. Orr steveo at
Thu Jul 2 03:57:02 CEST 2009

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On 07/01/09 15:01, quoth Steven W. Orr:
> I got my friend to install WinPT which seems to include GnuPG. He created his
> keypair. He received my key and signed my key. He sent me my key back and he
> also sent me his key which I then signed and sent back to him. So far, so good.
> When he tried to send me a test message that was encrypted and signed, I had a
> problem.
> gpg command line and output:,/usr/bin/gpg2 --charset utf8  --batch --no-tty
> --status-fd 2 -d --use-agent ,gpg: CRC error; 75B297 - DC375B,gpg: quoted
> printable character in armor - probably a buggy MTA has been used
> I then took the message and put it in its own file and re-ran the command:
> /usr/bin/gpg2 --charset utf8  --batch --no-tty --status-fd 2 -d \
> 	--use-agent < msg
> Here's the output:
> [GNUPG:] ENC_TO 365AF334C8DCF2FD 16 0
> [GNUPG:] USERID_HINT 365AF334C8DCF2FD Steven W. Orr <steveo at>
> [GNUPG:] NEED_PASSPHRASE 365AF334C8DCF2FD 448572E1F0BE3724 16 0
> gpg: encrypted with 2048-bit ELG key, ID C8DCF2FD, created 2009-05-01
>       "Steven W. Orr <steveo at>"
> [GNUPG:] PLAINTEXT 62 1246469472
> ouyeegpg: Signature made Wed Jul  1 13:31:12 2009 EDT using DSA key ID 2DEAE0D9
> [GNUPG:] SIG_ID 66jyI28aSXZdKfZZHPYxaaB6rxI 2009-07-01 1246469472
> [GNUPG:] GOODSIG $fingerprint_and_address
> gpg: Good signature from $address
> [GNUPG:] VALIDSIG 39D66598BCB7627A7C232C3069F3AAFF2DEAE0D9 2009-07-01
> 1246469472 0 4 0 17 2 00 39D66598BCB7627A7C232C3069F3AAFF2DEAE0D9
> Is there something obvious that he needs to do? Does he have to send 7-bit
> ASCII? I'm not sure how to proceed.

I was able to solve the problem. I'm replying to the list for everyone and for
 all future generations.

He was sending text and html as separate attachments.  For reasons that are
not completely clear to me, I was able to verify and decrypt the message from
inside Thunderbird/Enigma by selecting: View->Message Body As->Plain text.

So, people shou7ld always *send* plain text, but in case they don't, this
trick may help the situation.

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