#2116 ✓closed
matthias

Encryption Problem

Reported by matthias | September 27th, 2018 @ 10:29 AM

Hello,
I'm trying to send an encrypted message and get the following error:
KEY_CONSIDERED xxxxxx 0
KEY_CONSIDERED xxxxxx 3
INV_RECP 0 recipient@domain.tls
FAILURE encrypt 53

The key is valid, but I can't encrypt, what to do?

Thanks
Matthias

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  • matthias

    matthias October 9th, 2018 @ 01:16 PM

    Anyone any idea?
    thanks
    Matthias

  • benny

    benny November 21st, 2018 @ 08:01 AM

    Sorry about the very late response!

    Error codes from GNUPG are not always informative. According to a header file then 53 means GPG_ERR_UNUSABLE_PUBKEY.

    Does this only happen for a specific recipient or all recipients?

    If you want I can provide instructions to get a command line for the Terminal with which you can more easily experiment -- if you are a Terminal user.

  • David R

    David R July 10th, 2020 @ 01:03 PM

    I had as similar issue where the recipient used a different domain for GPG mails. I only found out after examining the output of the key list

    gpg -k
    

    and copied the desired email address from there.

  • benny

    benny July 11th, 2020 @ 06:36 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “closed”

    Thanks for the hint. Perhaps it'll be useful for people googling the same issue.

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