key generation: email-address necessary?

Laurent Jumet laurent.jumet at
Sat Feb 27 18:44:34 CET 2010

Hello Martin !

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

>>     It's not easy to answer that question, as it depends on your own
>>  system. When you read a signed message, GPG provides a way to call
>>  automatically the sender's public key on your designed servers, when
>>  it doesn't find it in your PubRing; it goes on the Net, retrieves
>>  the key, incorporates it in your KeyRing and than verifyes the
>>  signature on the message. This process can abort if ID's doesn't
>>  match.

> Let's break down the problem: A and B have public keys on some
> keyserver. A has no email address in his public key, B does.

    I didn't test all events.
    I only noticed that in some cases, the e-mailer fails, or GPG fails, in getting the right key.
    Anyway, if this happens, you can examine manually the message and get manually the key.

Laurent Jumet
      KeyID: 0xCFAF704C

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