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Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com):
> I'm trying to set up mutt to send mail encrpyted and I created a private key with GPG
> and copying a source ~/.mutt/gpg.rc in ./.muttrc
> and copied the vim ./.mutt/gpg.rc
> from the example, but when I try to use it, mutt compains there is not index file.
> I know there have to be more steps here, but damn if I can find any
> docs worth a thing.
Docs wouldn't help you, because you've gotten yourself into a muddle.
Ruben, just take a deep breath and read what you wrote (above) --
attempting to see it from the point of view of anyone who is not you.
Your account of what you did is so vague and incoherent that nobody can
determine exactly what you did, from reading your account.
A good problem report would include details of events in chronological
order with exactly enough data so helpers can follow along at home and
have confidence it's accurate and didn't omit something crucial. Here,
nope. Definitely not. You didn't even say specifically what 'try to
use it' means, nor do you quote the specific diagnostic message when you
say 'mutt compains [sic] there in not index file'.
As the Brits say, and omnishambles. However, I can guess part of your
mutt doesn't use an 'index file' for any gpg operation at all.
However, mutt does require such a file to find mailbox-address keyid
pairs for _S/MIME_ certificate-based encryption.
So, whatever the hell you tried to do, you seem to have tried to order
mutt to look up files required to send or receive mail (or sign
something) using weird-ass S/MIME encryption that nobody with any common
sense uses at all.
For the rest, start with https://www.google.com/#q=mutt+gpg
This tutorial is the oldie-but-goodie, even though it doesn't even get
past gpg fundamentals and start discussing mutt configuration until
section 14 (er, 'XIV'), 90% of the way through.
The top Google Search hit looks pretty good to me:
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