GPGMail: in OS X High Sierra beta

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Matt Carrell

17 Jul, 2017 12:13 PM

The Mail app is disabling the GPG plug-in citing it is incompatible.

For it to not bring up anything about the MacGPG plug-in.

macOS           10.13       17A306f
GPG Suite       2017.1b3    1812    (d43863c)
GPGMail         2.7b3       1215    (d0b5fa0)
GPG Keychain    -
GPGServices     1.11        916     (872e77d)
MacGPG2 -
GPGPreferences  2.0.2b3     927     (641418e)
Libmacgpg       0.7         782     (536bf51)
pinentry    -
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 17 Jul, 2017 12:14 PM

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    Hi Matt,

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

    The first beta of macOS 10.13 High Sierra has been released by Apple in early June. GPGMail will be disabled upon upgrade. We're already looking into the internal changes.

    This KB-article has details as to why GPGMail becomes disabled after major macOS updates.

    For any productive work and if you rely on using GPGMail, you should refrain from updating to the pre-release version of macOS. At this time we cannot say, when a first test version for macOS 10.13 High Sierra will be available.

    All the best,

  2. Steve closed this discussion on 18 Aug, 2017 12:59 PM.

  3. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 25 Sep, 2017 09:03 PM

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    Hi Matt,

    we have great news to share with you:
    GPG Suite 2017.1 is available

    It includes the stable version of GPGMail for macOS Sierra and a first beta for macOS High Sierra. So if you install this update and plan to upgrade today, GPGMail will just continue working.

    Head over to our homepage for the full announcement and download:

    We really hope you enjoy the new release.


  4. 3 Posted by Matt Carrell on 20 Nov, 2017 02:33 PM

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    I tried the upgrade route (after backing up with Time Machine and an extra backup of my own directly copying key folders. The upgraded version of High Sierra was ridiculously bugged because of all the legacy crap from previous systems so I decided to give it another go by wiping the boot drive, reformatting in its new native APFS with encryption for the speed benefit and guess what? Presto, a rock solid system with speedier than ever IO. BAM! Then just manually bring back certain things including all my personal files and a lot of old applications (then upgrade what can be upgraded)... still stable and working smooth. Give it a try but trust me, start with a clean install, never do the upgrade your machine nonsense because chances are you've had some software somewhere which modified system settings here there, somewhere, and maybe did some minor tweaks yourself to certain key files for effect. Now those will all bite you in the butt so just wipe it, reformat it, install it clean, move your backed up files back onto the computer manually. You'll be MUCH happier. I was getting >100 MBps speeds on this old MacBook Pro just copying my folders back to this old hard drive (and its not even and SSD and I got nice throughput like that. That's way faster than it used to go. Screen management and fonts seem softer, better under this OS. Lots of good things to say about it. Great, stable, not many software clashes with the new OS. Everything I really care about all works fine except the audio on Snapz X Pro but it seems that Apple has now put QuickTime to work to capture screen video now so I don't care so much about the always problematic at OS upgrade time Snapz X Pro. lol

  5. Support Staff 4 Posted by Steve on 22 Nov, 2017 10:45 AM

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    Hey Matt,

    thanks for sharing your update experience. I split Bob's comment into a separate discussions as we like to focus on user issues on a case per case basis to avoid confusion.

    Are you seeing any trouble using GPG Suite with your updated system or can I close this discussion?

    All the best,

  6. 5 Posted by Matthew Carrell on 22 Nov, 2017 12:05 PM

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    So far so good was able to generate a new key, upload it to server and verify controls appear in Mac OS X Mail.  Don't have anyone to send encrypted mail to just yet so I can't test that last part just yet but so far so good.


  7. Support Staff 6 Posted by Steve on 22 Nov, 2017 12:08 PM

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    Feel free to send a test message to [email blocked]. I'll send you a signed and encrypted reply when possible.

    You mention creating a new key. Did importing your old keys not work?

  8. 7 Posted by Matthew Carrell on 22 Nov, 2017 01:03 PM

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    I wiped out my old system when upgrading to High Sierra so that information was stored too deeply in backup for me to want to go there with brain surgery techniques lol.  I would send an email to you but it didn't give me the mail to send to instead it put [email blocked] in your text.... ?


  9. Support Staff 8 Posted by Steve on 22 Nov, 2017 01:46 PM

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    team AT gpgtools DOT org

    In case you uploaded your old key to the key servers, you may still want to revoke that key since it will otherwise show as valid on the servers.

  10. Steve closed this discussion on 26 Mar, 2018 11:46 AM.

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