Many drafts are kept after installing GPG

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Tibor Leo Safar

20 Apr, 2017 07:11 AM


I installed GPG recently and using with one of my account.
I experience constantly the issue described in this ticket:

The installed GPG version is 2.7b3 build 1215b

With my other account this is mot happening, it happens only with my corporate google account.

The Encrypt drafts option is not checked. (I checked this after mail restart as well)
The remote Draft folder is used to keep the drafts, for obvious reason :)

Thank you,

Could you guide me how to get rid of this annoying countless number of automatically created draft messages? (They are not deleted after the mail is sent.)

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 20 Apr, 2017 01:14 PM

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    Hi Tibor,

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

    Am I understanding correctly that you are running into encrypted drafts despite having the setting for that disabled?

    Or is the problem you are seeing "just" about the many drafts which are not being deleted?

    In the latter case, the problem at hand is caused by a bug in Apples It already exists in Apples bug tracking system and is bug #7053869.

    Please use their feedback form to inform Apple about this problem and ask them kindly to consider investing the time to fix this bug. It may help to add the bug number, so they know which issue you are referring to.

    Feel free to share any feedback you may receive.

    We understand this is a frustrating bug but it is somewhat out of our hands to fix this.

    All the best,

  2. 2 Posted by fh on 13 May, 2017 02:47 PM

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    Checking if this behavior is normal:
    I would like new drafts to be encrypted by default (in case I chose to encrypt before sending) but I also want them deleted from Drafts once they have been sent.

    Currently, I sign all my messages but don't encrypt any and my Drafts folder is full of encrypted versions of sent emails.

    Is this the same bug mentioned here?


  3. 3 Posted by Safar Tibor on 14 May, 2017 10:49 AM

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    Yes this is the same bug. I've removed the mail plugin to get rid of this behaviour.
    Will use some command line tools until this is not fixed on Mail or GPG side.
    Still waiting to hear back for about any solution.
    This has been reported to Mac's Mail but no feedback for 3 weeks so far.
    Sad to see this on a Mac wouldn't expect this.

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