I'll just quote the OP, as I don't have a strong opinion on the what the user
while Working Offline, I am using n my gpg.conf the option
which has a weird behaviour if you have set mutt to autoretrive gpgkeys.
If you are in a Mail-Thread, each time you hit an unknown GPG-Key,
it send a message, which mean, if the person has respond 10 times
in a thread, you will send out 10 requests for the key...
This is definitivly a DoS-Attack on the keyserver... specialy, if my
Outgoing will be automaticaly flushed, if my sendmail wraper find an
I have already accidently sendout 480 messages where around the half
of them are duplicates or more...
I think, gpg should store its requests in a cache and send only a new
request if it does not find the key in 10 days or so... (configurable)