key generation: email-address necessary?

Laurent Jumet laurent.jumet at
Sat Feb 27 09:59:21 CET 2010

Hello Martin !

Martin Bretschneider <mailing-lists-mmvi at> wrote:

> I want to recreate my GnuPG keys. My question is if I can omit the email
> address? Since I do not want my email addresses to appear on the
> keyservers because of spammers and so on. I only want to put my name and
> maybe my toplevel domain in the comment field.
> Is the some kind of problem with this behavoir? Can email clients find
> out what key to use if there is no known email address?
> What do you think?

    You can use whatever you want to identify your key.
    But in some cases, mail programs expect to find your e-mail.

Laurent Jumet
      KeyID: 0xCFAF704C

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