Exposing email addresses on key servers

Jesse Cheung jesse200808+gpg-users at gmail.com
Sat Jun 27 22:07:19 CEST 2009

Dear all,
  I learned that public keyservers are a good way for key exchanges.
But I am still a little concerned: after all, the UID's contain my
email addresses so by sending my keys up I am exposing my email
address to everybody. I'm not sure if there are spammers out there
doing all these key queries looping over every key-id, but it sounds
technically possible doesn't it (unless the key-id's are statistically
_very very_ sparse)?


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