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email-extract-openpgp-certs(1) User Commands email-extract-openpgp-certs(1)

NAME

email-extract-openpgp-certs - extract OpenPGP certificates from an e-mail

SYNOPSIS

email-extract-openpgp-certs <message.eml | gpg --import

DESCRIPTION

email-extract-openpgp-certs extracts all the things it can find that look like they might be OpenPGP certificates in an e-mail, and produces them on standard output.

It currently knows about how to find OpenPGP certificates as attachments of MIME type application/pgp-keys, and Autocrypt: style headers.

OPTIONS

None.

EXAMPLE

    $ notmuch show --format-raw id:b7e48905-842f@example.net >test.eml
    $ email-extract-openpgp-certs <test.eml | gpg --import

LIMITATIONS

email-extract-openpgp-certs currently does not try to decrypt encrypted e-mails, so it cannot find certificates that are inside the message's cryptographic envelope.

email-extract-openpgp-certs does not attempt to validate the certificates it finds in any way. It does not ensure that they are valid OpenPGP certificates, or even that they are of a sane size. It doeds not try to establish any relationship between the extracted certificates and the messages in which they are sent. For example, it does not check the Autocrypt addr= attribute against the message's From: header.

Importing certificates extracted from an arbitrary e-mail in this way into a curated keyring is not a good idea. Better to extract into an ephemeral location, inspect, filter, and then selectively import.

SEE ALSO

gpg(1), https://autocrypt.org, https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4880, https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3156

AUTHOR

email-extract-openpgp-certs and this manpage were written by Daniel Kahn Gillmor, with guidance and advice from many others.
Debian Project perl v5.28.1