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Jebur27

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« on: February 18, 2004, 07:47:26 am »

OK, Claire's BMH article finally got me off my duff.  

I setup PGP on my first computer & created a key pair for one of my email addresses.  I also use this address on another computer, sometimes, so I installed PGP on the other computer.  I tried exporting my public/private key & importing it into the 2nd computer.  When I tried to use it, I'm told "You do not have a digital ID." & I cannot send it.  

I then tried to copy my keyring from one to the other & got the same results.

Any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2004, 08:12:55 am »

Are you using OE? If so, I think I know the problem. With OE, when you compose a message, Microsoft has "helpfully" added an encryption feature, which uses their technology (digital ID).  You might be pushing their encryption button.  

If you look farther to the right on the toolbar, you'll see a second button (with no icon) that says, "Encrypt (PGP)". That's the one you want to use.  (See image below)

Let me know if this helps!


 
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2004, 09:37:48 am »

Debra (not only "Mistress of the Web," but "Mistress of All Things Digital"  :P ),
 
Yes, I do use OE.  It worked.  

Thanks for the prompt reply to a perplexing problem.  

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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2004, 01:26:38 pm »

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Are you using OE? If so, I think I know the problem. With OE, when you compose a message, Microsoft has "helpfully" added an encryption feature, which uses their technology (digital ID).  You might be pushing their encryption button.  

If you look farther to the right on the toolbar, you'll see a second button (with no icon) that says, "Encrypt (PGP)". That's the one you want to use.  (See image below)

Let me know if this helps!

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