FAQ maintenance

Peter Lebbing peter at digitalbrains.com
Thu Feb 25 15:54:03 CET 2016

On 2016-02-25 15:50, Kristian Fiskerstrand wrote:
> (in particular in
> cases where action from yourself is required, default key for signing
> etc).

I agree. Note that the discussed case, encrypt-to, silently encrypts to 
unvalidated keys that happen to be on a keyring. Just pick any key on 
your keyring that isn't valid, say it's mine, AC46EFE6DE500B3E, and put 
this in your gpg.conf (watch out what you're doing here, though!):

encrypt-to AC46EFE6DE500B3E

Now encrypt a test message to anyone, something like:

echo "I'm talking to myself" | gpg2 -o test.gpg -r E3EDFAE3 -e

Note how happy GnuPG is to do all this, and then do

gpg2 --list-only --list-packets test.gpg

Note how the unvalidated key is silently encrypted to without a peep 
from GnuPG.



I use the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) in combination with Enigmail.
You can send me encrypted mail if you want some privacy.
My key is available at 

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