GPGMail: macOS Sierra: Problems while encrypting Mails adressed to mailing lists

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Achim Luecking

18 Apr, 2017 08:46 AM

Sendung a encrypted mail to a mailing list with multiple recipients.

The keys for all mailing list recipients are correctly configured in gpg.conf for the mailing list.

Mail is encrypted only for the first mailaddress of the list, all other recipients can’t decrypt the mail because of missing key.

Like in the previous versions for El Capitan: all mailing list recipients can decrypt and read the mail, all keys that are used in gpg.conf are used for encryption

macOS           10.12.4     16E195
GPG Suite       2017.1b3    1812    (d43863c)
GPGMail         2.7b3       1215    (d0b5fa0)
GPG Keychain    1.3.3b2     1271    (028a4a2)
GPGServices     1.11        916     (872e77d)
MacGPG2         2.0.30-1b2  887-    (4912d26)
GPGPreferences  2.0.2b3     927     (641418e)
Libmacgpg       0.7         782     (536bf51)
pinentry        0.9.7       4       (b75069d)
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 19 Apr, 2017 06:48 PM

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    Hi Achim,

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

    What you described is a known issue in GPGMail for macOS 10.12. 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.

    We are currently working on a fix for that.


  2. Steve closed this discussion on 07 Aug, 2017 05:05 PM.

  3. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 25 Aug, 2017 08:34 PM

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    Hi Achim,

    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.

    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.

  4. 3 Posted by Achim Luecking on 28 Aug, 2017 06:01 AM

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    Seems to work, mailingslists are encrypted correctly.

    But I'm able to sign my mails no with this nightly build. :-( In a few weeks, macOS High Sierra is released and it doesn't work for Sierra for now... :-(

  5. Support Staff 4 Posted by Steve on 28 Aug, 2017 08:51 AM

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    Can you be more specific about the issue you are seeing?

    You write you cannot sign your mails? Could you please double check you have the latest nightly:

    1952n is the latest build as of 2017-08-28. You can check which build you have installed in System Preferences > GPGPreferences / GPG Suite.

    Looking forward to your feedback.

  6. 5 Posted by Achim Luecking on 31 Aug, 2017 07:45 AM

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    Yes, I doublechecked this, I have GPG Suite 2017.1 (1952n) installed.

    I'm not able to sign my mails. Trying to sign my mails gets the error message "gpg: signing failed: No secret key".

    Encrypting works.

  7. Support Staff 6 Posted by Steve on 05 Sep, 2017 09:54 AM

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    That sounds like another problem then.

    First, let's check if your key is ok:

    1. open GPG Keychain
    2. double click your sec/pub key
    3. create a screenshot of the key tab (⇧⌘4 + drag w mouse)
    4. create a screenshot of the subkey tab
    5. attach both screenshots to your discussion by visiting it in your browser

    Should your key have expired, please re-new the expiration date in the key tab.

    To renew the subkey, open the subkey tab, click the cogwheel and change the expiration date

    After that send a signed and encrypted test mail to yourself. Are you able to decrypt and verify the signature successfully?

    In case your key resides on the public key servers, don't forget to upload your updated key, so that the changes are reflected on the key servers.

    Best regards,

  8. Support Staff 7 Posted by Steve on 16 Feb, 2018 11:30 AM

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    Closing, since no further user feedback was received. Should your problem persist, feel free to re-open this discussion any time.

    All the best, steve

  9. Steve closed this discussion on 16 Feb, 2018 11:30 AM.

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