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Re: epa and keys

From: Colin Baxter
Subject: Re: epa and keys
Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 15:48:22 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Dear Robert
>>>>> Robert Pluim <> writes:

>>>>> On Mon, 11 May 2020 10:54:53 +0100, Colin Baxter <> said:
    Colin> Hello, I want to sign an email (mail mode, not message mode)
    Colin> using M-x epa-mail-sign <RET>.

    Colin> I would have expected to have been presented with a list of
    Colin> keys from which to choose, but, instead, I am asked to enter
    Colin> my password for the first key in my key-ring. (The first key
    Colin> is effectively the default, if no default key is explicitly
    Colin> set). Unfortunately, I want to sign with another key in my
    Colin> key-ring.

    Colin> How can I force epa to present me with a choice of keys
    Colin> rather than the first? I am using gpg (GnuPG) 2.0.26.

    > C-u M-x epa-mail-sign

Universal argument, excellent. That worked!

    > should do that, which is not described in the docstring nor in the
    > manual.

Not telling anyone - now that's sneaky:-)

    > Iʼd recommend message-mode and mml-secure-sign-pgp

Yes, I normally use message mode, but, because of the way I have things
configured, sometimes I have to use mail.

Thanks again.

Best wishes, Colin.

Colin Baxter

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