[Users] Can't decrypt my PGP-mail
bdm at fenrir.org.uk
Tue Jan 30 13:49:41 CET 2018
On Tue, 30 Jan 2018 09:50:01 +0100
Andreas Meyer wrote:
> Andrej Kacian <ticho at claws-mail.org> schrieb am 30.01.18 um 04:44:22
> > On Tue, 30 Jan 2018 03:46:05 +0100
> > Andreas Meyer <anmeyer at mailbox.org> wrote:
> > > Hello!
> > >
> > > I just was sending an encrypted answer to an encrypted email I got
> > > but when try to read the answer I sent one more time in the sent
> > > folder I can't decrypt it.
> > >
> > > What's wrong?
> > Do you have "Encrypt sent messages with your own key in
> > addition to recipient's" checkbox enabled on Privacy page in account
> > preferences?
> No, this is not enabled. I remembeer the email I got from the partner
> was encrypted with another key than the emailaddress it was sent to
> finally. Maybe this has something to do with it?
You will only be able to decrypt messages where the relevant private
key is in your key ring, so I doubt it would affect things.
It's perfectly fine to encrypt to yourself provided that you can accept
the additional security effects of doing so. It's not a good idea if
you *really* only want the addressee (or more accurately the key owner)
to be able to decrypt it.
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