Mail address to account conversion (

Felix Van der Jeugt felix.vanderjeugt at
Wed Jan 25 23:39:13 CET 2017

Excerpts from Andrew Gallagher's message of 2017-01-25 18:10:56 +0000:
> True, people might try to email you on that ID, but the worst that
> will happen is they get a bounce (and you have other, usable IDs on
> the same pubkey I assume).

I indeed do have those, but I'm not sure keybase will bounce. I tried
mailing myself there earlier (with a third address) and all I got in
return was silence.

> If the ID still "belongs" to you (in some meaningful sense) then
> there's no need to revoke it just because it is unusable for the
> purposes of email. It is merely a convention that IDs correspond to
> email addresses. If your keybase account still exists, has a 1-to-1
> mapping with that ID, and is still under your control, then IMO it's
> legitimate to keep the ID - particularly if it is used as a reference
> point for other things. The presence of an ID on a public key makes no
> claim as to whether the ID is usable for a particular purpose.

Thanks for the opinion, I find myself agreeing. I should probably stop
collecting signs on that uid on keysigning parties, though, I shouldn't
bother people with sending signed keys an unconventional (and manual)


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