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Re: [SLE] gpg with email clients (was Re: [SLE] Dead Linux machines)
  • From: sargon <suse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2005 18:54:41 -0500
  • Message-id: <200507021854.41811.suse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday, 2-July-2005 17:45, James Knott wrote:
> The only one who'd have the private key is the person who generated
> it. It's merely certified by Thawte. However the public key can be
> distributed far and wide. So if I want to send you an encrypted
> e-mail, I'd encrypt with your public key. The encrypted message
> can only be read by someone possessing the private key. The
> signing works in reverse. A message signed with a private key, can
> only be verified by the public key. Any e-mail program capable of
> using S/MIME keys can have them verified by the key authority. The
> S/MIME keys are functionally equivalent to the GPG keys, for
> encrypting and signing.
> While GPG is great for personal use, many businesses will accept
> only S/MIME.

Has anyone successfully imported Thawte's certificates into Kmail? I
continue to get a "decrypt failed" error. Even tried going through
the KDE control panel. The certificates are installed there, but when
it tried to install them in Kmail, I still get a "decryption failed"

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