[Gpg4win-users-en] New user, some comments and quesitons/issues

Sorin Srbu sorin.srbu at orgfarm.uu.se
Tue Dec 12 09:26:14 CET 2006

Werner Koch <mailto:wk at gnupg.org> wrote on Monday, December 11, 2006 4:50 PM:

> On Mon, 11 Dec 2006 16:32, sorin.srbu at orgfarm.uu.se said:
>> Thx, that's good to know. Maybe this is why I can't import a friends's
>> pgp-key. On thinking a bit more, he's been using PGP like forever, and it's
> No.  The public key of your friend is not protected - it is public.
> Thus you can should be able to import it.
> A common problem with some old keys is that they miss a so-called
> self-signature.  GnuPG won't import such a key unless the option
>  --allow-non-selfsigned-uid
>     Allow the import and use of keys with user IDs which are not
>     self-signed. This is not recommended, as a non self-signed user ID
>     is trivial to forge. @option{--no-allow-non-selfsigned-uid}
>     disables.
> has been given or put into gpg.conf

Ok, thx for the hint.

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