two emails one public key?

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02 Mar, 2012 02:05 AM

OS X 10.7.3, GPGMail2.0a30, GPG Keychain Access Version 1.0b6 (1.0b6.

Someone has sent me their public key for their email a@b.c and it works fine for decrypting their email. Now they have sent an encrypted email from another email, a@d.e.

I'm told that on Linux there is some way to define a rule such that two emails can be associated with the same public key. Is there any way to do that on OS X 10.7.3?

Thx for the great work.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 02 Mar, 2012 02:09 AM

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    Hi Ken,

    to decrypt the message you it doesn't matter if the user sent you the email from another address since the message is encrypted to you with YOUR public key.

    Are you not able to decrypt the message?

  2. 2 Posted by kbrown on 02 Mar, 2012 04:38 PM

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    Ahh, that clears up my misunderstanding. Now I am wondering if something else was going on that threw me off the track. I was setting up for the first time so things might have been temporarily a bit unusual. I generated key sets several times so maybe that got in the way.
    I am unable to test for sure at the moment but will watch for it happening again and test as is possible.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Luke Le on 02 Mar, 2012 04:48 PM

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    It might also help to read the Getting Started guide, since this topic can be really confusing at first.

    Let us know how things work out!

  4. Luke Le closed this discussion on 14 Mar, 2012 11:56 PM.

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