Remove photos from OpenPGP key in the keyservers

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Tue Mar 8 16:33:06 CET 2016

On Tue 2016-03-08 06:54:55 -0500, Marco A.G.Pinto wrote:

> 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?

Sorry, but no.  The keyservers are globally-synced and append-only.  you
will not be able to remove stuff once it's posted there.

The MIT keyserver has a good succinct FAQ about why this is:



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