keys not available for signed messages in this maillist

John Clizbe John at
Fri Apr 8 20:19:32 CEST 2011

John Clizbe wrote:
> Bernhard Kleine wrote:
>> Hi,
>> i wonder whether the keys from several members of this maillist should
>> be available from the keyserver. e.g. Grant Olson signs all his messages
>> here. evolution and gpg on ubuntu, however, fail to retrieve the public
>> key from the server:

>> My question now is, why are those subkeys not retrieved?

> You may wish^W^W need to check your keyserver configuration. It obviously has a
> problem.

You most likely need to configure gpg to automatically retrieve needed keys.
It's not handled directly by Evolution. From
> How can import GPG keys automatically from within Evolution?
> If you receive a signed GPG/PGP message from someone and you do not yet
> have his public key in your GPG/PGP keyring. You can make GPG automatically
> download and add unknown GPG/PGP keys of received messages by adding the
> following two lines to the file $HOME/.gnupg/gpg.conf:
>     keyserver hkp://
>     keyserver-options auto-key-retrieve
> The actual link (URI) to the keyserver is only one example and may be
> different - you can also choose other servers.

Many recommend It's regularly updated to reflect
up-to-date online servers and distributes the load of serving keys over more of
the SKS network. There are several pools you may choose.
See for more information.

There are additional options for the keyserver-options line. I recommend adding
' include-subkeys include-revoked import-clean'. See the gpg man page.

John P. Clizbe                      Inet:   John (a) Enigmail DAWT net
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