Should always add myself as recipient when ecrypting?

Werner Koch wk at
Mon Mar 21 19:57:17 CET 2016

On Mon, 21 Mar 2016 10:44, paolo.bolzoni.brown at said:

> myself as recipient when encrypting a file, of course, in addition of
> the real recipient.

That allows you to delete the plaintext while still being able to get it

> Is there a reason not to?

If you want to send an anonymous message it is better not to encrypt to
an additional key.  It is also smart not to use a wildcard
(--throw-keyid) for your own key so that in case your secret key leaks
it won't be possible to show that the message has also been encrypted to



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