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Old 07-02-2007, 07:38 AM   #1
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thunderbird: "No valid armored OpenPGP data block found"


I´m using thunderbird 1.0.7-1.1.fc3 with openPGP Enigmail version (20050929). when I try to import some senders´key I get sometimes the message
No valid armored OpenPGP data block found
. It only happens for some senders. I looked around in internet and was surprised to see very little stuff about this problem.
does anyone has an idea how may thunderbird may accept those public keys?

Old 07-02-2007, 09:03 AM   #2
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Are you trying to import the key from the email message itself or are you importing it from a PGP server ?
I usually grab the keys from the key server directly and have never run into that problem.

OpenPGP -> Key Management -> keyserver -> Search for Keys

Then enter the email address, or search criteria.

According to the postings I saw it appears the error is probably caused by a misformed pgp header.
Old 07-03-2007, 06:52 AM   #3
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I try to import the key for the mail itself. searching keys from the keyserver doesn'thelp either.


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