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Jennifer Hoffman

Key Send to Key Server Failed; Can't Share Key

Reported by Jennifer Hoffman | March 1st, 2012 @ 03:23 AM | in 1.0 (closed)

Please advise how I can share my key with those whom I wish to allow to deencrypt my messages. Also, will OS X Lion's mail client automatically encrypt the email that I sent to those with whom I have shared my key? Thanks so much!

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  • Alex (via GPGTools)
  • Alex (via GPGTools)

    Alex (via GPGTools) March 1st, 2012 @ 06:41 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”
    • Milestone cleared.
  • Clint

    Clint March 22nd, 2012 @ 07:49 PM

    Isn't this ticked covered by GPGTools ticket #87? The ticket probably fits better here (rather than the general GPGTools), but that ticket is a little more descriptive of what is actually happening. This is more of a question, and should probably be posted in the forum.

    Or even better, read the "Getting Started" section of the GPG Keychain Access wiki under the heading "Working with Keys," (https://github.com/GPGTools/GPGKeychainAccess/wiki/Getting-started#...) specifically the questions "How do I import keys into GPG Keychain Access?" and "How do I export my public key?".

    As for your second question, you should read the "Your first encrypted mail" tutorial (http://support.gpgtools.org/kb/how-to/your-first-encrypted-mail), which explains that you can only encrypt emails sent to people if you have their public key; sharing your key is done so that they can encrypt messages to you.

  • steve

    steve March 22nd, 2012 @ 08:54 PM

    • State changed from “open” to “invalid”
    • Assigned user set to “Mento”
    • Milestone set to 1.0
    • Importance changed from “Medium” to “”

    Hi all,

    @Jennifer: if you need support, please use our awesome support platform at http://support.gpgtools.org. This here is our actual bug ticket tracker.

    But now that we are here, let's try to get your problem solved. :)

    @Clint: Thanks for chiming in (you are right about the forum statement). Feel free to add your thought to open discussions on our support platform if you like. User input is always very welcome and we are thankful for it!

    @Jennifer: Do the links Clint provided already contain a solution for your problem? You also might wanna try the latest nightly version of GPG Keychain Access from here: http://nightly.gpgtools.org/

    If you need further assistance please open a discussion on the support platform.

    Hope this helps &
    all the very best,


  • steve

    steve June 18th, 2015 @ 01:22 PM

    • State changed from “invalid” to “released”
    • Importance cleared.

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