GPGMail: Encryption option not visible in Mail 11.0

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Søren Ambo

18 Sep, 2017 01:44 PM

Running MacOS 10.13 (17A362a) and Mail 11.0 (3445.1.6) its not possible to encrypt mails.
There seems to have been lost connection starting from creating new keys. There the no email addresses visible in the dropdown menu in GPG when trying to generate new keys.
In the there are no icons for encryption nor indication of status for the encryption.

I expected the solution to behave as described on the webpage

macOS           10.13       17A362a
GPG Suite       2017.1b3    1812    (d43863c)
GPGMail -
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 18 Sep, 2017 02:35 PM

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    Hi Soren,

    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. 2 Posted by Thomas on 20 Sep, 2017 02:03 PM

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    The main issue remains since many years, that those problem recurring every year.

    For 10.12 (Sierra) GPG is still in Beta, over 15 month after the first MacOS Beta was released by Apple. It's now approx. 3 months since the first beta of High Sierra (10.13) and there is not even a beta yet.

    I completely understand that you guys do this not for living, in your spare time and I highly appreciate your efforts. But I hope you understand that this is a really bad thing for customers.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 27 Sep, 2017 12:59 PM

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    Hi Soren and Thomas,

    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. Steve closed this discussion on 16 Feb, 2018 04:42 PM.

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