Exposing email addresses on key servers

Jesse Cheung jesse200808+gpg-users at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 08:05:23 CEST 2009

On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 1:20 PM, Jesse
Cheung<jesse200808+gpg-users at gmail.com> wrote:
> Gracias Faramir y Allen!
>>  You can also use a freeform UID, which contains name and comment, but
>> leave the email field empty.
> Yeah I found it a good idea! BTW it seems the file format doesn't
> really stop us from putting invalid email address in the UID, so is
> there a switch in gpg/gpg2 command line that skips email address
> format checking altogether? My intension is to put obscured email
> addresses, like rot13(xxx) or reversed(at-dot(email)) kind of stuff in
Hi folks, I found the option --allow-freeform-uid
Sorry for not doing enough RTFM before raising my silly question

> that field. Seahorse can do that, but only when generating keys, not
> adding new UIDs


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