I find PGP to be quite a complex subject. I have gotten to a point where I need to give a client a public key for encryption. I have successfully done my homework, generating a public key from my Ubuntu desktop pushed it to keyserver.ubuntu.com, gotten a validation link, hustled to get Thunderbird open, read it, and validated it.
Now I need to send a public key of an ubuntu 10.04 to a partner to encrypt stuff for me. I opted for using a keyserver as opposed to outputting the public key to a file. If I publish the key like explained before I will have use an email, and an encrypted validation mail(sent by launchpad it seems) will be sent to my inbox with a link to confirm the publication. My question is this: The private key is in the ubuntu server How do I decrypt that validation email in order to complete the publication process? We use google apps so I will probably access the encrypted email from my work machine which doesn't have the private key generated on the ubuntu server.