Re: Complaints about GPG Key

On 12/09/2008 01:36:06 PM, Pawel Salek wrote:
> On 12/08/2008 08:36:08 PM, 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.
> Is there any way we can help the user with it? Can we provide the  
> information as above somehow? It feels that auto-key-retrieve should
> be  
> default, can balsa make it easier for the user to set it as default.  
> Say, when balsa starts up, it could check for the presence of this  
> option, and if absent, display a dialog (that can be disabled with a  
> simple "don't show it again").

Hmmmm ... How's about "Don't ask, don't retrieve" as the default. Or a 
(global) selection in Preferences/Status Messages?

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