GPG Keychain: unusable public key though not expired

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06 Jan, 2019 08:43 PM

gpg: 38FE5065EBC21203D444CC399C6398412F4359BE: übersprungen: Unusable public key
gpg: [stdin]: encryption failed: Unusable public key

  1. 1 Posted by Gusti on 06 Jan, 2019 08:50 PM

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  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 07 Jan, 2019 11:24 AM

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    Hi Gusti,

    welcome to the GPGTools support platform. Sorry you are having problems using GPG Suite.

    Glad you were able to fix things already. Can you share what was wrong? Was your subkey expired?

    Are you frequently using OpenPGP or very seldom? Do you have GPG Keychain installed on your mac? If so, you should have seen an expiration warning which we show one month prior to expiration of your key. So it's odd you did not see that warning.

    All the best,

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