key question

Paul Richard Ramer free10pro at
Sun Feb 28 00:19:43 CET 2010

On Sat, 2010-02-27 at 19:21 +0000, MFPA wrote:
> There is a widespread perception (rightly or wrongly) that exposing
> your email address publicly on the internet will lead to that email
> address being spammed into oblivion. The new openPGP user is exhorted
> to create a key pair using their name and email address as the UID,
> and to upload this key to a server. That advice, coupled with the
> default configuration's enforcement of including an email address (or
> something that appears to be one) clearly has the potential to scare
> potential users from experimenting with openPGP in the first place.

GnuPG doesn't, at least as of 1.4.10, force you to include an e-mail
address in your user ID.  It merely requests an e-mail address, and you
can just press enter and ignore the request.

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