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    Default how to import a pgp-key on tbird - with console or what!?

    run opensuse 13.1 and tbird with enigmail


    how to import a key that i have stored on my machine -

    i need to import the key - so that i can decrypt the mail from him
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    Default Re: how to import a pgp-key on tbird - with console or what!?

    Quote Originally Posted by dilbertone View Post
    how to import a key that i have stored on my machine -
    I normally use:

    Code:
     gpg --import filename
    to import a key. I'm pretty sure that you can also do it with the GUI tools.

    i need to import the key - so that i can decrypt the mail from him
    This doesn't actually make sense. He should be encrypting the mail to your key. You might need to import his key to check the pgp signature. But you should not need it to decrypt unless something was done wrongly.
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    Default Re: how to import a pgp-key on tbird - with console or what!?

    hello dear nrickert


    thx for the answer.

    i am no pgp expert
    but isnt it so that


    a mail can be encrypted with several keys!?

    the sender could have done an encritption with my key or with his key

    iin other words - if i would send a mial to you i could do the following

    encrypt it with your key
    encrypt it with my key

    isnt it so!?

    love to hear from you
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    Default Re: how to import a pgp-key on tbird - with console or what!?

    Quote Originally Posted by dilbertone View Post
    i am no pgp expert
    but isnt it so that

    a mail can be encrypted with several keys!?

    the sender could have done an encritption with my key or with his key

    iin other words - if i would send a mial to you i could do the following

    encrypt it with your key
    encrypt it with my key

    isnt it so!?
    Yes. Common practice is to encrypt with both.

    To decrypt, you need the private key. Importing the sender's public key does not help. And if the sender has provided a copy of his private key, that's a huge mistake.

    If properly done, you should be able to decrypt using only your key. You need the sender's public key to check the pgp signature that he should also have added to the mail.
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    Default Re: how to import a pgp-key on tbird - with console or what!?

    have created a pgp-keypair with kgpg in opensuse 13.2

    all is nice:

    question: Can i change the passprhase in pgp - the original is too long

    if so - ca n i do this with the command line

    love to hear from you greetings
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    Default Re: how to import a pgp-key on tbird - with console or what!?

    Quote Originally Posted by dilbertone View Post
    question: Can i change the passprhase in pgp - the original is too long
    Yes.

    Code:
    gpg --passwd keyname
    should do it.
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