Re: Complaints about GPG Key

On 12/08/2008 11:36:08 AM, Albrecht Dreß wrote:
> Am 08.12.08 19:52 schrieb(en) Geoffrey Leach:
> > Popup begins, "Checking the signature ....". The mail item itself
> has  
> > a little red padlock (cute!) and a note at the bottom that begins,  
> > "PGP signature: The signature could not be verified due to a 
> missing
> > key."
> Well, the last message says it all...  the gpg engine ejects with a  
> fatal error.  Methods to solve this effect:
> - Add the statement "keyserver-options auto-key-retrieve" to your  
> ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf file.  Gpg will then automagically try to retrieve  
> the key.  Basically, there is no good reason why you shouldn't add  
> these keys to you local key ring; if you don't sign them, you don't  
> trust them, and consequently balsa will show you a yellow padlock.   
> However, it still can check the integrity of the message itself (this 
> is how the "web of trust" is supposed to work).
> - Right-click on the mailbox folder, select Properties, and say
> "never"  
> for "Decrypt and check signatures automatically".  As to check a  
> signature or to decrypt an encrypted message, you now have to use the 
> button in the headers box manually.  The message will pop only if you 
> issue the check.
> Hope this helps,

Yes it does, thanks. I would argue that there ought to be a way of 
globally setting this preference, ...

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