Should always add myself as recipient when ecrypting?

Dashamir Hoxha dashohoxha at
Mon Mar 21 13:08:18 CET 2016

On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 10:44 AM, Paolo Bolzoni <
paolo.bolzoni.brown at> wrote:

> Dear list,
> The subject pretty much says it all already, I am using GnuPG 2.1.11
> (with libgcrypt 1.6.5) and I was wondering if I should always add
> myself as recipient when encrypting a file, of course, in addition of
> the real recipient.
> Is there a reason not to?

I see it like this:
 - If you erase the original file after encryption, there is no reason not
 - If you don't erase the original file, there is no reason to.
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