Mainkey with many subkeys??

gnupgpacker gnupgpacker at
Mon Dec 8 10:12:39 CET 2014

I am a little bit confused about your key design ;)

Main key has options SC.
There is an active newer signing key S, so this will be always used for

And there are two active encryption keys E:
GPG uses in my opinion only the key generated latest, isn't it?

So how to desire which key is used?

And what's about backward compatibility?

Thanks for any hint, regards, Chris

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gnupg-users [mailto:gnupg-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of
> Kristian Fiskerstrand
> Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2014 10:16 PM
> Tomo: you'll find that my key have a few subkeys at least due to these
> practises. It doesn't provide any issue for either keyservers or to
> use more generally, but you are correct in that the information is
> retained.

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