Encrypt automatically when public key is attached to a different email

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Frank Walter

03 Dec, 2012 02:41 PM


a friend of mine has changed his email but not his keys, so every time I send him an encrypted mail with Apple Mail I need to choose manually his public key, because in GPGMail v.1.4.1 I found no way to attach a different email to a public key so it would automatically choosen.

Is this somehow possible?

I have a MacBook with OS 10.6.8 and GPGMail v.1.4.1


  1. 1 Posted by Frank Walter on 03 Dec, 2012 08:52 PM

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    OK, I solved this little problem only with the help of the friend.
    He had to add his second email to his public key and sent me the new public key.
    After importing it the problem is solved.
    I think there was no way for me to solve it on my own, only the owner can add other identities.


  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 05 Dec, 2012 12:52 PM

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    Well, it's in the key owners best interest, to have a working key. So if you need to be reachable via an encrypted channel, it might be a good idea, to have up-to-date keys and either send the pub key to the involved parties or use the key servers to spread the update.

    Glad, you were able to fix this.


  3. Steve closed this discussion on 20 Jan, 2013 07:50 PM.

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