"Signature verification failed"

Joel C. Salomon joelcsalomon at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 01:50:14 CEST 2009

John Clizbe wrote:
> Joel C. Salomon wrote:
>>> Message was signed by thomas at bohnomat.de (Key ID: 0x61C7F5B569274BBB).
>>> The signature is valid, but the key's validity is unknown.
>> Hmm and double hmm.  Is there someone else using Thunderbird+Enigmail
>> that can duplicate the error message?
> Sure.
> UNTRUSTED Good signature from Joel C. Salomon <joelcsalomon at gmail.com>
> Key ID: 0x8C6CA66E / Signed on: 6/21/2009 10:24
> Key fingerprint: 36FC ED6E 6BE2 2AAA DEB7 1C75 2A6C ED25 8C6C A66E
> "The signature is valid" = Good Signature
> "but the key's validity is unknown." = UNTRUSTED

D’oh!  I was so focused on the original error message I didn’t notice
that he was reporting a normal condition.  Thanks for catching that.

—Joel Salomon

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