Kmail and gpg

Philip Rodrigues philip.rodrigues at
Wed Aug 23 10:26:33 BST 2006

Bob Richards wrote:

> Hi:
> I am using kmail 1.9.1 under KDE 3.5.1 on Freebsd 6.1 with
> gpg (GnuPG)
> When I receive a gpg signed message for which I don't have the key on my
> keyring, kmail flags it as "No public key available" When I manually check
> for the key on, I find it, and if I manually import that key
> into my keyring, kmail is happy.
> Under Crypto Backends ----> OpenPGP -----> Configure -----> OpenPGP
> I have entered hkp:// I have also tried x-hkp:// and
> several other public hkp servers.
> Shouldn't kmail fetch the public key? Am I just using bad public servers?
> Is there a bug in my kmail?

FWIW, I achieve this with the following line in ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf:
keyserver  hkp://

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