Exposing email addresses on key servers

Sven Radde email at sven-radde.de
Sun Jun 28 09:26:14 CEST 2009


Jesse Cheung schrieb:
>>  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!

There is, however, a drawback to this (which is why an email address is
required by default)...

Most (email-)clients will do automatic key selection based on the
recipinents' email addresses and you will break that functionality (for
emails sent to you) by not having your email address on your key.

cu, Sven

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