GPG Keychain: Change e-mail adres

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10 Dec, 2018 03:07 PM

Dear GPG crew,
Sometimes I control my iMac,and I see there’s an old e-mail adress, can you change that on
the data.

That it be solved.

macOS                   10.14.1     18B75
GPG Suite               2018.1      2083    (9658b70)
GPGMail                 3.0b4       1272    (461cda15)
GPG Keychain            1.4.2       1403    (128637e)
GPGServices             1.11.2      969     (e5438f7)
MacGPG                  2.2.3       900     (cead4f9)
GPG Suite Preferences   2.1.1       993     (05eb1a6)
Libmacgpg               0.8.2       829     (943132e)
pinentry           9       (db18340)
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 12 Dec, 2018 11:14 PM

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    Hi buibur,

    you are using an old release of GPG Suite. We recommend to update to the latest GPG Suite which is 2018.5 which contains important security fixes for and more.

    Note though that in 2018.4 we introduced GPG Mail Support Plan:

    Can you elaborate where exactly you are seeing the old email address? Is it included in your OpenPGP key in GPG Keychain? If so, you should be able to revoke the userID in question: This KB-article explains how to revoke a key or user ID.

    All the best,

  2. 2 Posted by buibur on 13 Dec, 2018 04:09 PM

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    > Hi Steve,

    Great you will help me,what I have doing is I have download a new version off GPG Suite,and keepout the old safty key, with the old

    e-mailadress,and make an new safty key whit the new e-mailadres its baby 6-7 years old.I hope I have doing alright.

    R.Buitenhuis The Netherlands.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 18 Dec, 2018 11:24 PM

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    This KB-article explains how to add more than one email address to an existing key. The email addresses in a key are called userIDs and you can add as many as you want. You can of course also create an additional key for the other email address.

    Important note: Note that all email addresses you add to a single key can be connected to one identity. Depending on your use-case this might be wanted or should be avoided. Please consider that first and then proceed.

    So whatever fits your needs best is the way to go. Let me know if you have more questions after going through the KB article.


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