Help with GNU PGP - no password prompt when sending e-mails

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Sat Nov 20 15:51:18 CET 2010

On 11/20/2010 8:36 AM, Gold IsMoney wrote:
> The issue is obvious - if it doesn't ask me for my password when sending
> e-mails, it means that anyone with access to my pc can go into
> Thunderbird and send encrypted e-mails, using my identity.

It seems you're confusing encryption and signing.  No passphrase is ever
needed in order to encrypt a message to someone.  You only need a
passphrase when signing a message, to verify that it comes from you.

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