How to avoid Passphrase prompt

Peter Lebbing peter at
Wed Jan 31 14:12:45 CET 2018

On 31/01/18 13:19, Aneesh Varghese wrote:
> is it possible to avoid the windows popup for entering the passphrase?

The simplest way to avoid the popup is to remove the passphrase from the
private key.

The private key is stored on your hard disk. If there is no passphrase
on the private key, anybody with access to your hard disk can decrypt
files. They can also do anything else with your key.

So you need to make sure that only you have access to the hard disk.

Is this acceptable?



I use the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) in combination with Enigmail.
You can send me encrypted mail if you want some privacy.
My key is available at <>

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