GPGMail: not encrypting outbound

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18 Jan, 2017 08:10 AM

MacOS Sierra with the downloaded/installed beta you send around a link by email the other day.

When I create an outbound mail, GPGMail correctly detects that I have a key for a recipient. Button turns blue for encryption. I type a message. I send message. It is not encrypted when sent.

GPGMail is able to decrypt incoming messages properly.

I’m on MacOS Sierra. Right before upgrading to Sierra I was sending from this computer and encryption seems to have been working.

I expected outbound messages to be encrypted.

Additional info
I have told MacOS to encrypt by default (if a key is present) and to not sign by default. Used command-line per your instructions.

macOS           10.12.2     16C68
GPG Suite       2016.12b1   26b 
GPGMail         2.7b1       1179b
GPG Keychain    1.3.3b1     1249b
GPGServices     1.11        916 
MacGPG2         2.0.30      884 
GPGPreferences  2.0.2b1     908b
Libmacgpg       0.7         775 
pinentry        0.9.7       4
  1. 1 Posted by sky on 18 Jan, 2017 08:43 AM

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    I've worked with this some more and verified it fails on both of my MacOS Sierra systems. The workaround of using the "service" does work, but it's like going back to 1995. Hope there's some insight into the bug soon.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Luke Le on 18 Jan, 2017 08:49 AM

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    do you have any other plugins installed? We've learnt that Act-On might lead to this behavior.

  3. 3 Posted by sky on 18 Jan, 2017 08:14 PM

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    I uninstalled Mail Act-On on the two Sierra computers and they both send encrypted messages properly. Do you want me to inform the Act-on people or are you in touch with them already?

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Steve on 18 Jan, 2017 08:18 PM

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    Hey Sky,

    thanks for testing and providing feedback.

    We have a ticket for this problem. I connected this discussion with the existing ticket. That means, should this discussion get closed, it will be re-opened as soon as the ticket is closed. That way you'll stay in the loop and get notified as soon as we have news. Feel free to open a new discussions should you run into further problems or need assistance.


  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Steve on 19 Mar, 2017 11:20 PM

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    Hi Sky,

    this issue has been fixed. If you want to test the fix, please download our latest nightly GPG Suite. That page also has sig and SHA1 to verify the download.

    Should the problem persist, please re-open this discussion and let us know. For more questions that are not related to this specific problem, you are welcome to create a new discussion any time.

    Best, steve

    Disclaimer: This is a development version which has not been thoroughly tested yet, so bugs or crashes are to be expected. Thanks for helping us test this fix.

  6. Steve closed this discussion on 19 Mar, 2017 11:20 PM.

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