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

Sorin Srbu sorin.srbu at orgfarm.uu.se
Fri Dec 15 12:48:53 CET 2006

Spam Orgfarm <> wrote on Monday, December 11, 2006 3:42 PM:

> Bernhard Reiter <> wrote on Monday, December 11, 2006 3:27 PM:
>>> 1: gpg4win should be able to import PGP generated keys at install or
>>> first use.  I tried, it wouldn't let me.  I had to generate a new key
>>> just to be able to use the key manager.  Only after doing that was I
>>> able to import and use my PGP keyring.  I was then able to delete the
>>> newly generated key.
>> I agree that it should be easier to import other keys.
>> Where you using GPA?
> Interesting, using GPG4win v1.0.8 and the bundled WinPT, the key manager, I
> tried importing a pgp-key from a friend of mine. It said "No valid OpenPGP
> data found". I found this weird...
> Googling and checking for GPG and PGP compatibilty FAQs showed that the
> PGP-keys should be compatible with GnuPG, only known problems were with
> pre-v5 PGP-key as I understood it. The friend's key was made with PGP v8.
> This is the only PGP-key I have access to try importing public keys with,
> so it *may* be something with the pgp-key.
> Is it a known problem with importing PGP-keys to GPG4win at all?
> I'm new both to GPG4win and this list, so pls excuse my ignorance. 8-}

Problem has been resolved. The friend sent me a new public pgp key in
.asc-format. This one was imported successfully to gpg4win. Still no idea why
the former one wasn't able to import properly though.

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