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Setting up PGP

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Hello,
I'm new to Evolution, and I am liking its simplicity and power. The one thing I'm stuck on for hours now is setting up PGP end to end encryption.

I exported my key from vivaldi.net, which I had working in Thunderbird. Then I imported it to Linux. The linux key utility Seahorse is broken, however, and doesn't show the new key. So I switched to the command line and imported the key and gave it Ultimate trust.

But the key ID is, I am told, the last 8 digits of the key fingerprint, and using that in Evolution does not work. I've also tried the entire key name, my email name and address, to no avail.

This is probably simple, but I'm missing it. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Paul

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Re: Setting up PGP

Ángel González
On 2020-12-30 at 20:21 -0500, Paul B. via evolution-list wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm new to Evolution, and I am liking its simplicity and power. The
> one thing I'm stuck on for hours now is setting up PGP end to end
> encryption.
>
> I exported my key from vivaldi.net, which I had working in
> Thunderbird. Then I imported it to Linux. The linux key utility
> Seahorse is broken, however, and doesn't show the new key. So I
> switched to the command line and imported the key and gave it
> Ultimate trust.

Good.
evolution simply uses gpg on the backend, so if it works on command
line, it should work on evolution.


> But the key ID is, I am told, the last 8 digits of the key
> fingerprint, and using that in Evolution does not work. I've also
> tried the entire key name, my email name and address, to no avail.

You can also try providing the full fingerprint, not only just the key
ID.


> This is probably simple, but I'm missing it. Any help would be
> appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Paul

It probably is. The hard part will be to determine it.
Can you provide the exact error message you get? What happens if you
try to use it from command line?

Best regards and Happy 2021


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