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Generating a GPG key

Generate your key:

This step might be optional but at least on debian unstable and redhat it was required. Add the MIT keyserver to your GPG configuration ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf:

Upload your key to MIT:

Configuring Mutt

Add this to your ~/.muttrc and remember to replace 67320945 with your keys id.

Restart mutt and when you compose a mail mutt should use the key to sign the mail. When pressing 'y' to send the mail you will be prompted for the passphrase of your key. Mutt will remember the passphrase for 30 minutes or 1800 seconds. The timeout can be changed by altering pgp_timeout.

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