Decrypt without importing key to keyring

Martin Konold martin.konold at
Fri Feb 26 11:00:52 CET 2016

Am Donnerstag, 25. Februar 2016, 08:35:28 CET schrieb Werner Koch:


> On Wed, 24 Feb 2016 11:34, thecissou98 at said:
> > Hi, is there a way to use a private key (PGP) to decrypt a message
> > without adding it to the keyring.

There is of course the option to leave the private key exclusivly on an 
OpenPGP Smartcard. This only requires a stub in the keyring which can be 
recreated on demand.

Kind Regards
--martin konold

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