[Enigmail] Having problems Decrypting/Verifying Emails

Ringo Kamens 2600denver at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 07:08:27 PDT 2008


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Patrick Brunschwig wrote:
> Ringo Kamens wrote:
>> Hopefully somebody can help me out with this. I installed Thunderbird,
>> GNUPG/GPG, and Enigmail from the Ubuntu repositories. I'm Ubuntu Hardy
>> Heron 64 bit. Thunderbird has no problem encrypting and singing
>> messages, but I can't decrypt messages or verify signatures. It has my
>> private key in its key listing. Any ideas as to why this might be
>> happening? I googled around and didn't find anything along these lines.
> 
>> - From the console:
>> enigmail> /usr/bin/gpg --charset utf8  --batch --no-tty --status-fd 2
>> - --keyserve
>> r-options auto-key-retrieve --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net,
>> pool.sks-keyservers.net
>> , pgp.mit.edu, ldap://certserver.pgp.com -d --passphrase-fd 0
>> - --no-use-agent
>> usage: gpg [options] [filename]
>> enigmail.js: Enigmail.decryptMessageEnd: Error in command execution
> 
> Your problem is that you specified several key servers for automatic key
> retrieval (OpenPGP > Preferences > Keyserver > 2nd field). You can only
> specify exactly 1 server for retrieving keys.
> 
> -Patrick
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Aaah, thanks so much for figuring that out for me, I would have never
guessed! Everything works great now.
Comrade Ringo Kamens
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