Need help with GPG + Thunderbird + Enigmail on a RaspberryPi

Stefan Claas stefan.claas at
Sun Nov 18 15:34:59 CET 2018

On Sun, 18 Nov 2018 14:52:14 +0100, Juergen Bruckner wrote:
> Hello Groups,
> I do this as crossposting on gnupg and enigmail - lists.
> Raspian: November 2018 (Kernel 4.4)
> Thunderbird: 52.9.1 - 32bit
> Enigmail 2.0.8 (20180804-1515)
> all installed from the Raspbian-sources
> At the moment I try to etablish a "Backup-Mail-Client" on a
> RaspberryPi with Thunderbird, GnuPG and Enigmail.
> So far so good - I brought all to run, except problems with the import
> of GPG keys.
> When I try to import a key I just exported a minute before from my
> desktop pc there is only the public key imported. And YES I double
> checked to export the secret key.
> I did export and try to import via Enigmail.
> Can anyone figure out where i make a mistake or where there is an
> error?

Hi Juergen,

while i no longer use Enigmail, i would try to export your secret key
with gpg --export-secret-key Juergen and then see if it imports
properly on the other side.


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