keys not available for signed messages in this maillist

Bernhard Kleine bernhard.kleine at
Fri Apr 8 21:03:42 CEST 2011

Am Freitag, den 08.04.2011, 13:19 -0500 schrieb John Clizbe:
> 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.
sorry for the noice: I happen to notice a typing error: sks-keyserver
instead of keyservers. after that keys could be retrieved. thanks a lot
for your patience.

Greetings from the Black Forest

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