GPGMail: mail search function n/a with the sierra beta?

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07 Feb, 2017 06:05 PM

Ever since installing the Beta for Sierra, the search function in mail is not returning anything. I have 2017.1b2 31b installed and I can not search mail for specific mail content, sender etc.

Mail search function should work as expected

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 18 Feb, 2017 01:50 PM

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    Hey name,

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

    We are unable to reproduce the issue you report. So if you send yourself a test mail and search for the sender email or subject, shows no results?

    Could you temporarily disable GPGMail:

    • shut down
    • open finder
    • navigate to /Library/Mail/Bundles or ~/Library/Mail/Bundles and copy GPGMail.mailbundle to your desktop
    • now delete GPGMail.mailbundle from the original folder

    Restart mail and check in > Preferences if you still see GPGMail. It should be gone.

    To re-enable mail, close and move the bundle file back to the Bundles folder.

    With GPGMail disabled, does search work as expected in

    All the best,

  2. 2 Posted by seb on 19 Feb, 2017 04:39 PM

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    Hi Steve,

    thanks for the reply. I tried as suggested. Search in mail does not work either, when the GPGPBundle is removed. So I guess something else is going on and that GPG is not the reason for the failing search within Apple Mail.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 19 Feb, 2017 04:42 PM

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    Yup, seems so. I suggest rebuilding mailboxes. You can use Onyx for that - other tools work as well.

    You may want to post your issue on the Apple Discussions page and see if useful feedback arises there.

    Good luck debugging.

    Feel free to cross-post your solution when you find one.


  4. Steve closed this discussion on 04 May, 2017 12:17 PM.

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