Strange Encryption Problem

Oliver Verlinden oliver at
Tue Sep 24 21:31:07 CEST 2013

> "None of the recipients you are encrypting to seems to be your own.
> This means that you will not be able to decrypt the data anymore, once
> encrypted."

That's the way asymmetric encryption works.
You encrypt the plain message with someones public key, but onle the owner of 
the connected private key (hopefully only the receiver) can decrypt the 

So if you encrypt a outgoing message with the public key of the recipient but 
not with your orn public key, you will not be able read the messages you sent.
To solve this issue most email programs additionally encrypt outgoing messages 
with you own public key before the message is saved in the "Sent" folder. If 
you have done this, you can easily decrypt the message with your own private 
key and you can read these messages afterwards

Best regards
Oliver Verlinden
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