Remove photos from OpenPGP key in the keyservers

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Mar 8 15:19:03 CET 2016

On Mar 8, 2016, at 6:54 AM, Marco A.G.Pinto <marcoagpinto at> wrote:
> Hello!
> I have made the mistake of adding the same photo with different file sizes using Enigmail and export it to the servers.
> I have already deleted two of the three photos using the CLI, but the key in the server still has three photos and a size of 70 kB.
> Is there anyone I could contact to export this attached public key which only has one photo?

Alas, no.  Like other key items (user IDs, signatures, subkeys), the keyservers are strictly additive.  Once you add something, the servers have no means to remove them.

The most you can do is revoke those photos (like you'd revoke a user ID).  That does not remove them, but at least marks them as no longer intended.


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