GPGMail: Buddy handling of multiple keys with the same e-mail-addr

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Sverre Eldøy

14 Mar, 2017 04:54 PM


I have 4 keys. 2 software keys on two different emails. Then I have another two keys - hardware keys - but they have the same email-add as one of the software keys.

If I encrypt with the software key that has no other key using the same email-address it works as expected. But if I try to use the software key that shares the same email-addr as the hardware keys I get an error message complaining that it can't find my smart-card - even though I am trying to use a software key.

It looks like the fingerprint is irrelevant and that the link is actually in the email-addr itself. Why else would I be prompted for a smartcard when using a software key?

Additional info
This used to work on the old version (I still have this running on my pre Sierra mac). So it's something that I can only reproduce on the beta-thing..

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 Mar, 2017 08:46 PM

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    Hey Sverre,

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

    You are running into a known issue for the 10.12 GPGMail beta version:

    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.

    All the best,

  2. Steve closed this discussion on 24 May, 2017 04:26 PM.

  3. Steve re-opened this discussion on 25 Aug, 2017 08:48 PM

  4. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 25 Aug, 2017 08:48 PM

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    Hi Sverre,

    good news - the issue where key selection in the From: field was ignored when more than one secret key existed for the same email address, 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.

    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.

  5. Steve closed this discussion on 16 Feb, 2018 11:26 AM.

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