Warning: Removing GPGMailLoader.mailbundle can cause problems.

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23 Sep, 2018 06:13 AM

Others have suggested removing /Library/Mail/Bundles/GPGMailLoader.mailbundle to uninstall GPGTools plugin. In my case it caused mail preferences to either give an endless rainbow wheel of death or caused mail.app go crash.

The solution was to reinstall the bundle, opt for the trial when prompted when next prompted by their software. I am not amused.

Hopefully somebody will. post a better way of removing this package.

  1. 1 Posted by Bubba Singh on 23 Sep, 2018 06:26 AM

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    Not on my machine. Removing /Library/Mail/Bundles/ fully restored functionality of the Mail program (which had been HIJACKED by the folks at GPGTools).

  2. 2 Posted by Duncan on 23 Sep, 2018 06:56 AM

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    I accepted the trial, then quit Mail.app
    Copied the GPGMailLoader.mailbundle to the desktop then deleted the copy in /Library/Mail/Bundles - required entering password.

    Restarted mail and checked Prefs. All working but no signed emails will be a problem for me.

    Appalling behaviour by the GPG tools guys. Don't mind a reasonable payment if i know what I'm paying for and it's communicated properly. But I'm not paying this if it's monthly.

  3. 3 Posted by Bill on 23 Sep, 2018 07:00 AM

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    Accepting the trial may of been the difference. I had just force quitted mail.app when I had no option to say "No Thanks."

  4. 4 Posted by Pierre on 23 Sep, 2018 04:38 PM

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    Hi !

    I didn't accept the trial (ESC on the trial screen, then I could use my Mail.app). Then I did as Duncan said to remove GPGMail on Mail.app. I hope that I won't have to do the same thing every time you update the suite guys...

    I'll have to switch to Canary or Thunderbird while someone would take over the old code to make a new free module for Mail.

    I do regret the former philosophy that is still online : https://gpgtools.org/opensource.html

  5. 5 Posted by Jan on 23 Sep, 2018 05:49 PM

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    Worst possible way to sell a subscription. When they first asked for a paid plan I was already unpleasantly surprised, but I accepted the free trial for now. Then I realized that this stupid window pops up every single time I open Mail. Unacceptable.

    I closed Mail. Deleted the GPGMailLoader.mailbundle as explained here. Then used the deinstaller from the original DMG to get rid of the rest.

    Worked for me.

  6. 6 Posted by Bill on 23 Sep, 2018 06:46 PM

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    It worked this time. It appears that you must accept the trial then follow the instructions for removing the

    Now I'm off to find a alternative to the mail plugin. It's not nice to put a nag screen in somebody else's app.

  7. Steve closed this discussion on 13 Feb, 2019 07:04 PM.

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