User ID without email address
faramir.cl at gmail.com
Fri Jul 23 22:00:11 CEST 2010
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David Shaw escribió:
> On Jul 23, 2010, at 11:51 AM, war_is_peace at privatdemail.net wrote:
>> I'm planning on finally uploading my key to a keyserver. Now I had the
>> idea to add a primary user ID which contains only my name and no email
>> address. The reason would be that i won't "lose" any signatures if I
>> change my email address and revoke the then obsolete user id.
> It does make sense, and some people do it. The problem is that it makes it difficult to use that key with some mail programs, which look for the proper key to use by email address. You can also have problem with people finding your key on keyservers.
Well, he can have a "freeform" UID (the one without the email
address), which would be the "permanent" one, and add more UIDs with the
email address... that would solve the problem about searching the key.
The additional UIDs can be revoked and replaced by new ones if the email
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