what are the sub keys

Jonathan Ely thajsta at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 23:19:28 CET 2011

Well excuse me for not knowing it all. I only know what Enigmail allows
through its user interface, and bad judgement is sometimes a method of
learning for better decision making. I have only begun using both GnuPG
and Enigmail this month along with Thunderbird, and this list educated
me a lot since I have been subscribed. Anything else you would like to
point out? I apologise if I come off mean in any way.

On 23/03/2011 04:55 PM, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> On Tuesday 22 March 2011, Jonathan Ely wrote:
>> Enigmail allows only 1024, 2048 and 4096. I have never heard of that,
>> but even still I would personally choose the largest key for the time
>> being till RSA becomes obsolete. Is there anything larger than 4096
>> since you mentioned values unknown to me?
> Let's see. There's 4097, 4098 and even 4099. And then there's 4100. ;-p
> IMHO all those discussions about key sizes are really pathetic. Stick 
> with the defaults or educate yourself by reading the appropriate 
> literature instead of starting one non-sensical discussion after the 
> other on this mailing list. It should be rather obvious by now that key 
> sizes above 2048 are mostly a matter of personal taste and bad 
> judgement.
> Regards,
> Ingo
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