gmail smime, sends two messages one is not encrypted. Experience?

Juergen Bruckner juergen at
Tue Dec 10 18:20:57 CET 2019

Sadly i know many CA's who don't give the user any choice about this.
They say as a 'user friendly service' they generate also the key for the
user and send him a .p12-file.

Am 10.12.19 um 17:01 schrieb Mark H. Wood via Gnupg-users:
> Oh, I hope not.  The point of asymmetric crypto is that you never,
> ever, give your private key to anyone, even, *especially*, the CA.
> The proper way to get an X.509 certificate is to generate a keypair,
> keep the private key private, and send a CSR containing the public key
> to the entity which will issue the certificate.
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