Mail address to account conversion (

ankostis ankostis at
Thu Jan 26 00:29:33 CET 2017

Maybe that's an opportunity to put to use "notations
, and self-sign the keybase-uidusing --cert-notation.

Of course, nobody would care to check that,
but would there be any other issue down this road?

Kind Regards,

On 25 January 2017 at 23:39, Felix Van der Jeugt <
felix.vanderjeugt at> wrote:

> 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)
> method.
> Sincerely,
> Felix
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