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Checking gpg mail signatures with Sylpheed-Claws

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From: Paul <twb(at)users.sourceforge.net> [ date: 2005-02-09 ]
Just some observations...

The section entitled "How to make a signature checker?" should be called (something like) "How to fetch a key that you don't have", as that is what it describes.

In the Sylpheed-Claws FAQ Actions page, http://sylpheed-claws.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/index.php/Actions#examples, there is given an example of how to fetch an unknown key from a keyserver without any necessary user interaction. First select the message part that is the signature and then use the following...

Command Line:

ID=`gpg --verify %p /dev/null 2>&1|grep "key ID"|tr -d "[:space:]"|tail -c8`;echo "==== Fetching $ID ===="; gpg --no-tty --keyserver wwwkeys.de.pgp.net --recv-keys $ID


From: Iznogood <iznogood(at)linuxfocus.org> [ date: 2005-02-09 ]
hello,
thanks for you comment.
For the first remark, I don't talk only about signature but with sylpheed configuration too. And for this section, I put some code for checking gpg signatures.
For the second one, the code put on sylpheed action manual section doesn't fit to me at all because for one signature, there are often 3 or 4 email addresses and the command doesn't work with me in such cases.

But I still interested to know how I can make gpg controled messages pass over the virus and spam check straight to the automatic filtering.
Cordially.

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