signed messages take an eternity to be formatted by evolution

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Mar 9 15:27:04 CET 2011

On Mar 9, 2011, at 3:12 AM, Ben McGinnes wrote:

> On 9/03/11 5:52 PM, Bernhard Kleine wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
>> I am using ubuntu 10.10, gpg and evolution. And I am reading this
>> mailing list for quite some time. Lately to read this list is a pain
>> since many keys are no longer found on the key server(s) I have entered
>> into the keyserver list and for any mail thus signed with an unknown key
>> I have to wait till the keyservers time limit is reached. 
> Have you tried using an alternate keyserver?  Perhaps
> would be better.

Strange.  Keyservers should not need to time out if they do not have a key.  They should be able to return a no-answer response immediately.  It looks like something is not healthy on (and it only has one server in the pool), so will probably improve things.

Incidentally, the keyserver timeout is configurable.  If you want to stop waiting earlier, you can change this by sticking "keyserver-options timeout=XXXX" (XXXX is in seconds) in your config file.


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