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February 20, 2019, 10:32:20 PM
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I imported Thomas V public key from a link provided on https://electrum.org/#download
and it sent me to https://raw.githubusercontent.com/spesmilo/electrum/master/pubkeys/ThomasV.asc and it imported 2 keys:
ThomasV <thomasv1@gmx.de>
Animazing <animazing@gmail.com>

I tried to verify the signature from the Standalone Executable and Windows Installer and my GNU came back with BAD signature.

I have not installed any update yet and would like some help in case I'm doing anything wrong. As of now I'm using version 3.2.2

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February 20, 2019, 10:40:02 PM
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Download the file again from ELECTRUM.ORG and make sure you follow this guide step-by-step: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5105901.0

I just tried myself with the latest version of the Standalone Executable (electrum-3.3.4.exe) and the signature was verified.

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February 20, 2019, 11:10:07 PM
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I was able to get the signature to verify as well.

Once you download the executable, create a text file in the same directory.  Copy the signature into that text file, and save it.  Then rename the text file to <electrum-3.3.4.exe.asc> and try again.
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February 20, 2019, 11:30:46 PM
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Download the file again from ELECTRUM.ORG

Is the link I provided in the op correct or not? https://electrum.org/#download

Thats where I'm getting the files. And that was where I got the link to Thomas v public key.

I'll try again but now sure why when I use GNU Privacy Assistant to copy the signature and I hit verify and this is what I see:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/29128041@N05/32218952087/in/dateposted-public/

I'll try again but I am trying to verify that the links for Thomas public key are correct that are posted at https://electrum.org/#download
and that link is https://raw.githubusercontent.com/spesmilo/electrum/master/pubkeys/ThomasV.asc

I guess I am verifying it incorrectly but now sure why.

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February 20, 2019, 11:51:31 PM
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Once you download the executable, create a text file in the same directory.  Copy the signature into that text file, and save it.  Then rename the text file to <electrum-3.3.4.exe.asc> and try again.

OK thanks that worked. I guess the way I was trying to verify was not correct. Thank you both TryNinja and DireWolfM14 for your help.
I wanted to be extra careful because I got a popup on my Electrum when I sent some coin saying I had to update then came here and saw all the messages about people getting phished so... you know.
Thanks.
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