can't sign emails

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25 Nov, 2014 01:16 AM

I can encrypt my mails with mail for Mac but I can's sign them.

  1. 1 Posted by cliff1976 on 25 Nov, 2014 05:10 AM

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    You need a private key for yourself in order to sign them Do you have a private key?

    Technically you can encrypt content intended for others if you have their public key (but you won't be able to decrypt it for yourself later). But in order to sign encrypted content intended for others you have to have their public key AND a private key of your own.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 25 Nov, 2014 08:08 AM

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    cliff is right. You can easily check that situation by opening GPG Keychain and looking at the type column. Do you have any key in there with type "sec/pub"?


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 21 Dec, 2014 01:22 PM

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    Closing, since no further user feedback was received. Should your problem persist, feel free to re-open this discussion any time.

    All the best, steve

  4. Steve closed this discussion on 21 Dec, 2014 01:22 PM.

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