distributing ones public key (email)

John Clizbe John at Mozilla-Enigmail.org
Wed Jan 20 08:06:27 CET 2010

Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> On 1/19/10 11:46 PM, Matthew Krotzer wrote:
>> What is the best way to let people know you use gpg in an email
>> signature?
> Some email clients (Thunderbird+Enigmail, for instance) let you put a
> kind of note to other users hidden in the email headers.  These things,
> called "kludges," are one of the preferred ways to do it.
> If you really want to do it in a signature block, I'd suggest adding
> something as simple as "OpenPGP: 0xDECAFBAD" or whatever the heck your
> key ID is.  :)

Or you may include a link to the key


or a link to the key on the keyservers

   http://keyserver.gingerbear.net:11371/pks/lookup?search=0x1d04ac4a608d2a10& \

Some folks attach their keys or even include it inline in the message, but there
are much nicer and email-friendlier ways to accomplish it.

John P. Clizbe                      Inet:John (a) Mozilla-Enigmail.org
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