Recommendations for handling (multiple) user IDs - personal and company ones

Branko Majic branko at
Fri Jun 7 22:09:01 CEST 2013

Hello again,

With my OpenPGP smart-card set-up almost done (master key on one card,
everyday sub-keys on second), I'm thinking a bit about how I should
handle my user ID, since the master key will be valid for 15 years.

What are the general recommendations on what to use the user ID for
(i.e. which e-mail addresses)?

In addition to adding my home/personal e-mail information, I was
thinking of maybe adding my (current) company's e-mail as well (and
starting to actually sign my outgoing work mails with the same card).
The catch is that I might not stay in the company for full 15 years.

I've read-up a bit on how the user IDs are handled, and seen that
keyservers will merge user IDs instead of replacing them.

So, is it common that people reuse the keys in this way (for both
personal and work communications)? Any bad experiences or
recommendations someone could share on this topic?

Best regards

Branko Majic
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Бранко Мајић
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