GPGMail: Remember choice S/MIME or PGP

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14 Feb, 2017 02:02 PM


I would like to request a feature that I believe was there before Sierra release. AFAIK GPGMail used to remember the last choice of encryption/signature mechanism. Right now it always defaults to PGP.



I expected that GPGMail used the last crypto mechanism instead of defaulting to PGP

Additional info

macOS           10.12.3     16D32
GPG Suite       2017.1b2    31b 
GPGMail         2.7b2       1192b
GPG Keychain    1.3.3b1     1249b
GPGServices     1.11        916 
MacGPG2         2.0.30-1b2  887-
GPGPreferences  2.0.2b2     912b
Libmacgpg       0.7         775 
pinentry        0.9.7       4
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 15 Feb, 2017 01:49 PM

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    Hey Radoslaw,

    welcome to the GPGTools support platform. Sorry you are having problems using GPG Suite.

    There was no feature to remember the last setting. But there is a hidden setting to adjust the default. This KB-article explains how to activate this setting.

    Can you try that and let us know if it works as expected?

    All the best,

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Luke Le on 15 Feb, 2017 01:50 PM

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    Hi Radoslaw,

    I'm curious about your setup. Do you have an S/MIME key and PGP key for the same address?

  3. 3 Posted by Radoslaw Ejsmon... on 15 Feb, 2017 02:57 PM

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    Hi Luke and Steve

    @Luke - yes, I have both PGP and S/MIME on the same address. I use S/MIME by default as it's handled well by email clients of people who do not use PGP. I use PGP for people who do use PGP (and for example share their key/ keyID in emails).

    @Steve - thanks for the KB article - that has solved my problem.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Steve on 15 Feb, 2017 03:12 PM

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    Perfect. Glad, this is solved for you. I'm closing this discussion. Should you need further assistance or have questions you can re-open this discussion here or open a new one any time.

    Best, steve

  5. Steve closed this discussion on 15 Feb, 2017 03:12 PM.

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