[olug] quick pgp question

OBrien, Timothy (Omaha Linux Users Group - OLUG) IrishMASMS at olug.org
Wed Jun 9 21:36:19 UTC 2004

<quote who="Tim - DZ">
> Pretty much.
> Signing and encrypting work much the same way, just depends on the key
> used.
> Signing is basically encrypting with your private key, then anyone can
> verify that it was you that signed but decrypting with your public key.

Eh, no. Signing an email with your key does not encrypt the email - it
only adds the information of your key so that the recipient can verify the
sender as you.
Encrypting the email uses a different key pair to encrypt the message, and
adds your digital signature (normally - depending on your email client.)

Timothy "Irish" O'Brien
Publicity & Social activities chairperson
Omaha Linux User's Group (OLUG)
A: No.
Q: Should I include e-mail quotations after my reply?
An often repeated quote on news.admin.net-abuse.email:
"Spam is not about content, it is about consent".
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Linux: Where do you want to go tomorrow?
FreeBSD: Are you guys coming or what?

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