Undefined validity?

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20 Jul, 2018 03:50 PM

I am sending some encrypted emails back and forth to a freind, and he says that: "Your key says "Undefined validity" - I believe you have to set it as valid for using it in email. The address is accepted, but not the use of the key, I have to manually over ride the usage."

I am using GPGSuite 2018.3 on MacOS 10.11.6 and everything is up to date.

I just created this key using the GPG Keychain app. Can someone explain why he is having this issue?

  1. 1 Posted by Chris on 23 Jul, 2018 08:04 PM

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    I've also noticed that a Key Pair I created on 2013 with this suite has the capabilities of "esca", but this new key pair has "Esc". Does that matter?

  2. 2 Posted by Chris on 26 Jul, 2018 12:01 AM

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  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 29 Jul, 2018 11:37 AM

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    Hi Chris,

    does signing each others key change anything for the better or worse? This KB-article explains how to verify and sign a key.

    Can you share which software your contact is using to create the email?

    We'll go from there.


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