GPG Mail: Problem installing PGPMail bundle into Mail

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Eric Kelson

02 Jul, 2019 01:43 AM

Installing GPG_Suite caused Mail to fail to show any mailboxes and all mailbox options except those to create new ones were greyed out. Uninstalling GPG_Suite left Mail crippled as above. Removing /Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist restored the mailboxes. Reinstallation of GPG_Suite re-crippled Mail until com.apple.mail.plist deleted. Attempt to activate GPGMailLoader.mailbundle through Mail preferences failed due to missing “Manage Plug-ins” button. Attempt to restore the button with “sudo defaults write "/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail" EnableBundles 1” crippled Mail as above until com.apple.mail.plist deleted.

Expected
I recall that Mail previously allowed GPGMail to install in Mojave, but the current version of Mail appears engineered to forbid Plug-ins. Is this a known problem, and is there any solution?

Additional info
I purchased a license for GPGMail.

macOS                   10.14.5     18F203
GPG Suite               2018.5      2368    (6f26711)
GPG Mail                3.0.1       1330    (807c323e)  30 trial days remaining
GPG Keychain            1.4.6       1514    (560b5a9)
GPG Services            1.11.6      1056    (ad0c960)
MacGPG                  2.2.10      921     (b487092)
GPG Suite Preferences   2.1.4       1077    (ad934a9)
Libmacgpg               0.8.7       895     (78f424a)
pinentry                1.1.0       10      (1ff8803)
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 26 Jul, 2019 09:38 PM

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    Hi Eric,

    we are very sorry for your bad experience with GPG Suite.
    We believe that this happens due to a bug in macOS Mail on Mojave. We have filed the bug with Apple but it is unclear how long it will take them to resolve the issue.

    Following are the steps that should fix this problem:

    • Close Mail.app
    • Open Terminal and run the following command:

    sudo rm -rf ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.mail/Data/DataVaults

    • Open Mail.app

    Please let us know if that worked.

  2. Steve closed this discussion on 11 Aug, 2019 01:36 PM.

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