GPG Mail: Multiple private keys

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17 Feb, 2024 11:31 AM

Probably you are already aware but the possibility to select which key to use before sending an email is not anymore available in the GPG Mail beta for Sonoma.
By default and I cannot change it I think, GPG mail uses my old key.
The typical use case is when you are a very old user of GPG Tools and at some point you upgrade your key to a stronger key but you cannot get rid off the old key because you have a lot of old encrypted files and mails.
Not a big issue at the moment but if possible please restore the old functionality.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 18 Feb, 2024 01:04 PM

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    Hi Flavio,

    thanks for taking the time to bring up this issue.

    What happens if you double click your old key in GPG Keychain and tick the "disable" checkbox.

    That will resolve the issue for new messages and ensure the correct public / secret key is used for operations. And you should still be able to use the disabled key to decrypt your old messages.


  2. 2 Posted by flavio_muscetra on 19 Feb, 2024 10:35 PM

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    Hi Steve,

    It works. Thx for the suggestion.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 21 Feb, 2024 12:41 AM

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


  4. Steve closed this discussion on 21 Feb, 2024 12:41 AM.

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