GPGMail: Some Sent Emails Missing Own Public Key

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14 Nov, 2017 09:29 PM

With some sent emails (random, haven’t found a pattern), GPG Suite “forgets” including own key in recipients list, resulting in an email which can’t be decrypted.

Unless explicitly stated (with DoNotEncryptToSelf -bool YES), sent emails should always be encrypted to self.

macOS                   10.13.1     17B48
GPG Suite               2017.1      2022n   (4161887)
GPGMail                 3.0         1251n   (4ebfd2f)
GPG Keychain            1.4         1382n   (b34ac78)
GPGServices             1.11.1      964n    (d6060fa)
MacGPG                  2.2.0       33n     (0cc2c4f)
GPG Suite Preferences   2.1         987n    (aea68e2)
Libmacgpg               0.8         822n    (4ccf532)
pinentry                0.9.7       23n     (6aeb033)
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 22 Nov, 2017 11:31 PM

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    Hi Johnny,

    I just replied in your older discussion about messages not being decrypted.

    I wonder if this issue here is related.

    We've not heard of the case you describe here. We've hard rare reports about a message not being encrypted with the recipients public key resulting in a message that can not be decrypted on the receiving end.

    But what you describe is the other way around: it seems in your case your own public key is not used for encryption.

    Could you try two things: install our latest nightly (link in your other discussion) and temporarily remove your homebrew version of gpg.

    Then let me know if you are still running into situations where a sent message is not encrypted with your own public key.

    All the best,

  2. 2 Posted by jd on 23 Nov, 2017 10:22 PM

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    Hi Steve,

    I checked and I actually don’t have the Homebrew GPG installed… The issue is still happening even with an email I sent last night… very odd. I will try the following:

    Uninstalling MacGPG, downloading latest nightly (I currently have Version 3.0 (4ebfd2f), Build 1251n installed.

    I will monitor and see if any emails are still unencrypted, and will revert back.



  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 08 Mar, 2018 05:58 PM

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    How is GPG Suite 2018.1 behaving for you?

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Steve on 20 Apr, 2018 08:46 AM

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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

  5. Steve closed this discussion on 20 Apr, 2018 08:46 AM.

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