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Re: [OT] Where are your public keys people?



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On 7/13/2016 12:58 AM, Bastiani Fortress wrote:
> Hey all! Just a simple question out of curiosity; i see pgp signed
> mails going round in the mailing list, but where do you keep your
> public keys, and how am i supposed to get them? Does the mailing
> list have its own keybase, or do you just sign your messages to
> look cool :)

In my case, there are a number of places you can get my public key:

- - My personal blog
- - My Keybase profile
- - Almost any key server
- - You can just ask me for it

I suspect most people provide their keys in a similar fashion with
most simply placing their keys on public key servers.

As for /why/ I sign my mails, I started signing mails after someone
decided to spoof a few fairly important emails from me. I consistantly
sign mails - even unimportant mail, to show a reliable pattern. I do
this even for mail to people I know don't use PGP because, if there is
ever a question about a piece of mail, I can /prove/ that I sent it if
I have to (I can walk them through downloading and installing PGP and
validating my signature, and (while much LESS valuable and reliable) I
can give people, even those who don't use PGP, a sense that I /did
not/ send a piece of mail if it is not signed.

It has nothing to do with looking cool.

A



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