Creating a key bearing no user ID

Doug Barton dougb at
Mon Jan 23 01:11:14 CET 2012

On 01/22/2012 10:05, Holger wrote:
> Hello gnupg-users,
> I intend to use gpg only for receiving encrypted e-mail, not signing
> my outgoing e-mail. Because I don't want my name or e-mail address
> out there on the keyservers,

Why not?

> I want do create a key without a uid.
> People who want to send me e-mail, get my e-mail address and
> keyID/fingerprint with my business card.
> Will this work or did I miss something?

How will they get your public key?


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