Cannot Sign Code of Conduct

Asked by Jennifer on 2009-11-20

I went through the elaborate instructions to first get the PGP key, then to get a fingerprint, then something else, and I lost my train of thought amidst all this difficulty, then received encrypted email which I don't know what to do with -- all this to Sign the Code of Conduct???

Help !!

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2009-11-21
Cristi Nistor (cristi-nistor) said : #1

http://www.go-evolution.org/FAQ#Encryption

It seems that Evolution doesn't support inline PGP encryption, and you'll not be able to read the message with the instructions to sign the Code of Conduct. You can switch to Mozilla Thunderbird http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/ which has an add-on for reading encrypted messages http://enigmail.mozdev.org/home/index.php

The FAQ's for Thunderbird are here: http://www.mozilla.org/support/thunderbird/faq

Good luck.

Soul-Sing (soulzing) said : #2

hope this linkage helps with the install of enigmail in thunderbird: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=105280

Jennifer (jrcurry) said : #3

No one gave a solution to the problem about the code of conduct.

Jennifer (jrcurry) said : #4

Do I have to read the encrypted message in order to Sign the Code of Conduct?

What does a fingerprint have to do with the problem of Signing the Code of Conduct? Or, creating a key?

How do those things come into play?

Cristi Nistor (cristi-nistor) said : #5

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GnuPrivacyGuardHowto

If you read this how to you;ll understand what to do to sign the Code of Conduct. Signing it with a key that has your name with a corresponding email address, makes the assumption that you are the person you claim to be. You can go further and ask other people to sign your key and to consolidate your identity. It's like saying "Yes, she is Jennifer, I know her very well." When you create your key, you have to have in mind this: "Make sure that the name on the key is not a pseudonym, and that it matches the name in your passport, or other government issued photo-identification!" It is like a virtual ID (you can add a small photo either).

It is true that you have to do more than a few steps to accomplish this task, and is not quite user friendly. But if you read with attention the How to guide form above, I'm sure that you'll not have problems in signing the Code of Conduct.

Good luck.

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