Gnupg-users Digest, Vol 111, Issue 2

Hauke Laging mailinglisten at
Mon Dec 3 12:53:40 CET 2012

Am So 02.12.2012, 21:59:11 schrieb Len Cooley:

> But, these are old keys. I should probably create new ones. Is
> there any good reason I should keep my old decryption keys?

What do you mean by keep? Not to delete the private keys?

If you have not needed these keys for years then it is improbable that you 
will need them in the future. But the other way round: Is there any good 
reason to delete private keys which have been used?

You should (if you haven't done so yet) create and publish revocation 
certificates for the oly keys stating that you have a new key (mentioning the 
new key ID at best).

PGP: 7D82 FB9F D25A 2CE4 5241 6C37 BF4B 8EEF 1A57 1DF5 (seit 2012-11-04)
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