Problem encrypting to a hushmail gpg key

Sean Rima sean at
Thu Jan 28 06:51:33 CET 2010

Hash: RIPEMD160

On 26/01/2010 18:52, vedaal at wrote:
> Sean Rima <sean () srima wrote on Date:  2010-01-17 17:23:31 :


> it is not a great idea to use hushmail keys for open pgp encryption 
> or authentication
> (1) the keys are not updated, and can't be for the same email 
> address,
> so, for example, i've been with hushmail since it started, and my 
> key is a 1024 bit key and signs with SHA-1
> (to be fair, i imagine that whenever this becomes a 'real' threat, 
> hushmail will allow for modifications/new keys)
> (2) the hushmail user probably will not be able to decrypt a gnupg 
> encrypted message in hushmail if the encryption algorithm chosen 
> isn't currently being used by hushmail, which, depending on how old 
> the key is, may not be the encryption algorithm listed on the key,
> and if the hushmail user uses gnupg (preferable ;-) ), then he/she 
> would be better off generating a new key in gnupg, and just leave 
> the hushmail key for hushmail users

I will pass this info on, though how far we get is debatable :) Thanks
for the info

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