group in gpg.conf but gpgmail does not honor/see

Sean Rima seanrima at
Mon Nov 14 08:37:28 CET 2011

On 13 Nov 2011, at 21:31, Doug Barton wrote:

> On 11/13/2011 09:29, MFPA wrote:
>> There was a brief discussion about group lines on PGPNET a few months
>> ago. IIRC, the specifics under discussion were spaces and angle
>> brackets.
>> I don't think any conclusions were reached, but it may be worth
>> experimenting with
>> group <pgpnet at>=0x
>> group <pgpnet at> =0x
>> group <pgpnet at> = 0x
>> group pgpnet at
>> group pgpnet at =0x
>> group pgpnet at = 0x
> Sean, take MFPA's advice and try different combinations of spaces and
> angle brackets as above. I would be very surprised if gpgmail scanned
> the gpg.conf or the key files directly. It's far more likely that it's
> asking gpg to encrypt to an e-mail address that looks like $this.
> Figuring out what the "$this" is should allow you to use the group line
> transparently.

I will have  aplay later on, but I am nearly sure that it is reading the key file. I created a dummy key for the group and gpgmail gave me the option to encrypt but with out the key no option to encrypt is available, only sign


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