Exposing email addresses on key servers

Philipp Schafft src=gnupg at lion.leolix.org
Mon Jun 29 12:33:01 CEST 2009


On Sun, 2009-06-28 at 13:20 +0800, Jesse Cheung wrote:
> >  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
> that field. Seahorse can do that, but only when generating keys, not
> adding new UIDs 

I often use mail addresses containing a '=' or use UUCP style addresses
(host!user). They are perfectly valid just not commonly used and
spambots don't find them.

 (Rah of PH2)
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