How to uninstall GPGMail

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john regan

12 Oct, 2017 04:16 PM

This comment was split from the discussion: Error while encrypting a file with gpg -c filename

No Idea how I got this GPS Tool, what it is and what my password for it is. All I know is I cannot use my email due to this tool. Please advise promptly.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 12 Oct, 2017 04:18 PM

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    Hi John,

    in order to uninstall the GPGMail plugin, please follow these steps:

    1. Quit
    2. open new Finder window
    3. press ⇧⌘G, paste the following: '/Library/Mail/Bundles' or '~/Library/Mail/Bundles' and press enter
    4. Delete GPGMail.mailbundle
    5. Restart

    After that you should be able to send emails just as before.

    Hope that helps.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 13 Oct, 2017 09:12 AM

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    This KB-article explains how to uninstall GPGTools.

    So if you accidentally installed GPG Suite, that installs all components.

    If you want to learn about GPG Suite please read our Getting Started Tutorial.

    Regarding the passphrase requests: the pinentry requests you are seeing are happening due to the migration from MacGPG 2.0.x to 2.2.0.

    Please visit the following KB-article and let me know if that brings you back to the expected state.

    Let me know if you need any further assistance.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 26 Feb, 2018 12:33 PM

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    Closing, since no further user feedback was received. Should your problem persist, feel free to re-open this discussion any time.

    All the best, steve

  4. Steve closed this discussion on 26 Feb, 2018 12:33 PM.

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