Decryption Fails on UserName but not on EmailAddress ???

nschroth nschroth at
Tue Sep 29 14:10:03 CEST 2009

Interesting. The key is not listed twice, but...

--list-keys PrimaryUserName shows ALL THREE keys while
--list-keys PrimaryEmailAddress shows only the primary host key.

Could it be that the name I used for the primary key was CompanyName  and
the email addresses for all the people had that as their domain (ex:
Bill at ???

nschroth wrote:
> I have been reading previous posts on this topic but have not found my
> answer.
> When I ENcrypt on BoxA using -r UserName, decryption on BoxB errors with :
> "decryption failed: secret key not available".
> However, doing the same test using the email address associated with the
> recipient, Decryption WORKS.
> Can anyone offer some reasons for this?  Did we gen or export or import
> the key incorrectly?

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