Encryption of mails from another account

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06 Nov, 2014 04:23 PM

I have multiple accounts in my mail-app and if i write a mail from an account with no key installed, my draft mail is encrypted with the key of my encrypted account!

So, if i send the mail directly everything works fine. But if i save the mail as draft it is encrypted and not readable anymore!!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 07 Nov, 2014 06:54 PM

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    Hi Daniel,

    thanks for your feedback. I was able to reproduce the issue and have created a ticket for this problem:


    If this discussion get's closed, it will be re-opened as soon as the ticket is closed so you'll receive a notification. Feel free to open a new discussions should you run into further problems or need assistance.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 29 Nov, 2014 08:35 AM

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    Daniel, this is actually a feature not a bug. As soon as the "Encrypt drafts" setting in GPGMail is active, we encrypt drafts from all accounts (even there may not exists a sec/pub key for all of them).

    We find this behavior more secure and less confusing than only encrypting drafts of a the account for which you may have created an OpenPGP key.

    You should of course be able to decrypt those encrypted drafts. This was working fine as I tested this right now.

    So the fact that you are not able to decrypt is a problem and we have to figure out, why this is happening.

    What happens if you send a test mail to yourself? Are you able to decrypt that? Could you take another attempt at decrypting a draft? Maybe create a second draft, does that then decrypt or are you having issues with that as well?

    It would be great if you could narrow down some steps to reproduce the problem.

    All the best,

  3. 3 Posted by Daniel on 29 Nov, 2014 09:31 AM

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    Hey guys,

    I will describe it more precised and attach you a screenshot.
    When I create a new mail with my account which actually has a pgp key but before sending it I switch the "send from" account to one which does NOT have a key and then save it as a draft this draft is being damaged as you can see from the screenshot.
    If I send the mail directly without saving as draft it works fine.
    If I write a mail from my account having pgp key and save this as draft without switching the FROM account it works fine, too.

    Sending a decrpyted message to myself works fine.

    Hope this is helping you guys, just let me know if I can check anything more for you! ;)


  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Luke Le on 02 Dec, 2014 03:21 PM

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    Hi Daniel,

    we've closed this stupid bug in GPG Suite Yosemite Beta 3 which you can find on https://gpgtools.org

    It would be great if you could install it and let us know if this problem is fixed for you.

  5. 5 Posted by Daniel on 04 Dec, 2014 11:45 AM

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    thank you so much. Bug is fixed!! :))

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Steve on 13 Dec, 2014 11:38 PM

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    Perfect. Glad, this is solved for you. I'm closing this discussion. If you need further assistance or have questions you can re-open this discussion here or open a new one any time.

    Best, steve

  7. Steve closed this discussion on 13 Dec, 2014 11:38 PM.

  8. Steve closed this discussion on 16 Jan, 2015 03:43 PM.

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