Kmail and GnuPG

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at
Wed Jul 3 09:04:53 BST 2002

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Conor McTernan wrote:
> On Monday 01 July 2002 20:32, cryptopia wrote:
>> On Monday 01 July 2002 06:20 am, Conor McTernan wrote:
>> > The problem seems to be occurring when I try to set up Kmail to
>> > sign or encrypt any mails for me. I understand that I should not be
>> > able to encrypt a mail unless I have the public key of the person I
>> > am mailing, and since I'm just starting out at this, I have no
>> > keys. So I've been trying to sign my mails, but the icon to sign a
>> > message is never active.
>> You must choose an identity in
>> Settings > Configure KMail > Advanced (tab) > OpenPGP (select your
>> key).
> I have tried to do this, but it still does not work.
> My GnuPG identity is specified as: "Conor McTernan
> <conor at>"
> So in Kmail I have created an identity called Conor McTernan
> <conor at> and in this identity I have specified
> my name to be again "Conor McTernan" and my email to be
> "conor at'. Once I have set this identity, I go
> into the Advanced Tab in the identity section and attempt to select an
> OpenPGP key,
> but  when the dialogue appears, there are no keys present.

Only your private keys will be shown in this dialog.

> If I execute "gpg --list-keys" I get a number of keys that I have
> added, but none of them appear in Kmail.
> Sorry if I'm doing something stupid here, but does anyone have any
> ideas on it?

KMail uses the following command to get a list of all public keys:
gpg --batch --list-public-keys --with-fingerprint --with-colons --fixed-list-mode --no-expensive-trust-checks

and this command to get a list of your secret keys:
gpg --batch --list-secret-keys --with-fingerprint --with-colons --fixed-list-mode

What output do you get if you run these commands from the command line?
Which version of GnuPG (gpg --version) do you use? You need at least
1.0.6, but you should install 1.0.7 because it's much faster.


Version: GnuPG v1.0.7 (GNU/Linux)


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