[Gpg4win-users-en] How to easily register received public keys

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Mon Sep 14 12:46:18 CEST 2009

HI Bo,

Am Samstag, 12. September 2009 17:11:10 schrieb Bo Berglund:
> I am running gpg4win 1.4.1 on Win XP-Pro and with MS Office 2003.

this is probably 1.1.4, right?
Note that except for people using the Outlook/Exchange combination, 
we do recommend running Gpg4win 2.0.1rc1 currently.

> I could not find any command to extract and add a public key received
> by email except by creating a text file and copy-paste the key block
> in the email into that file and then importing from file....
> The key is *inside* the message body, not as an attached file.
> There *must* be a simpler way to do this!
> For example a menu command which searches the text of the currently
> open message for the key block and then extracts it and puts it
> into my keyring.

As far as I remember there is no convenience function for this.
I guess one of the reasons is that often, keys are exchanged via key servers.
Other reasons might be in the technical difficulties implementing this, but I 
am not sure. You could check if there is an open issue with GpgOL about this 
already and if not add your wish:


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