gpgsm, certificate expired, different certificate, epa does not encrypt

Jens Lechtenboerger cloudpg at
Wed Dec 18 18:05:27 CET 2013

On Mi, Dez 18 2013, Uwe Brauer wrote:

> I am using Xemacs, gnus the epa pkg for encrypting s/mime using gpgsm.
> I have several email accounts with different (comodo certificates). 
> Now one certificate for the address address1 at has expired.
> However I want to send an email from address2 (whose certificate is
> *not* expired) to a recipient.
> However when I try to encrypt this message, it does not work.

Hi Uwe,

if I understand you correctly, you fail to encrypt to your From
address, right?

If I’m not mistaken, epa does not encrypt to From addresses by
default.  What did you do to make that happen?

Does your gpgsm.conf contain “encrypt-to” for the expired

Best wishes

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