How to NOT Use IDEA?

Bill House bhouse1273 at
Wed Apr 14 01:34:13 CEST 2010

The showpref on the key does not mention IDEA, which leaves me also
with no idea how IDEA is in the mix.

     Cipher: AES256, AES192, AES, CAST5, 3DES
     Digest: SHA256, SHA1, SHA384, SHA512, SHA224
     Compression: ZLIB, BZIP2, ZIP, Uncompressed
     Features: MDC, Keyserver no-modify


> Does this happen for any recipient?  Like if you encrypt to yourself, or
> me?  Maybe that particular recipient has IDEA in his preferences.  You
> can look at his (or your own) preferences by running 'gpg --edit-key
> key_id' and then 'showpref'.  Do either of these have IDEA listed as a
> cipher?

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