gpg problems

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Sun Jul 26 21:29:11 UTC 2009

On Sunday 26 July 2009 22:07:22 g wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > kgpg sees my friend's key, but kmail doesn't.  I just don't understand
> > it.
> hi anne,
> as you know, i use thunderbird, but do to your subject line, i opened kmail
> to see what all it is about with crypto.
> i found real quick that i need to do some more installing to get it into
> kmail.
> as always, next step for me was 'help' and this is what i found;
> +++
> Receiving a Public Key
> You can receive a public key as an attachment or via http, ftp or a floppy.
> Before you can use this key to encrypt a message to the owner of the key,
> you should verify the key (check its fingerprint or look for trusted
> signatures); then, you can add this key to your public keyring by typing
> pgp -ka filename at the command line (if you are using PGP) or by typing
> gpg --import filename at the command line (if you are using GnuPG). If the
> key is not certified with a trusted signature you cannot use it to encrypt
> messages unless you have signed the key with your key.
> +++
> could it be that even tho kmail ties to keyring, you may need to import it
> into kmail and that, according to last line, it needs to be certified?

You're right that those things do need to be checked, but kmail does not see 
the key at all.  Kgpg sees it, and it has been marked with the relevant trust 
level, so it should have been fine.  I'll experiment more in the morning.  
It's late now and I've been fighting this too long ;-)

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