GPG Mail: Install issues - GPG Mail not showing up after installation

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28 Mar, 2023 04:19 AM

Which of our tools is giving you problems?

I think I screwed up my install. I started the install on my MacOS 13.2.1 Ventura. I told it that I did not want to install and use GPGMail.
I setup my keys in GPGKeyring. I changed my mind and decided to buy and install GPGMail. I uninstalled GPGSuite, but something must be keeping the install settings from being deleted, because when i reinstall GPGSuite, it does not allow me to say I want GPGMail, but when I check what programs are going to be installed, it shows check marks for all of the apps. But, after the install completes, only GPG Keyring is installed.

How do I force the install to install all apps and services, including GPGMail?

John M

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 28 Mar, 2023 12:24 PM

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    Hi John,

    thanks for taking the time to reach out and sorry to hear you are having problems using GPG Suite.

    When you open Mail > Settings are you seeing the GPG Mail tab?


  2. 2 Posted by jdm21 on 29 Mar, 2023 12:59 AM

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    Hi Steve,

    I uninstalled and reinstalled.  I went into Mail>settings and enabled GPGMailLoader in the Plug-Ins. The GPGMail tab shows up now.

    The only applications showing up in Applications is GPGKeyring.  Is this normal?

    On Mar 28, 2023 at 6:24 AM -0600, Steve <[email blocked]>, wrote:

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 29 Mar, 2023 10:47 PM

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    Hi John,

    GPG Keychain is the only component of GPG Suite which you will find in your applications folder. It is an app and serves as key manager for your OpenPGP keys.

    As for the other components:

    • GPG Mail is the plug-in for Mail app which you can find in Mail > Settings > GPG Mail
    • GPG Services integrates into the macOS Services menu
    • MacGPG is the underlying encryption engine of GPG Suite, it is not a user facing componing, but you can use its raw power if you are familar with the command line

    Hope this helps,

  4. 4 Posted by jdm21 on 30 Mar, 2023 04:24 AM

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    Thanks Steve, that makes total sense!


  5. Steve closed this discussion on 30 Mar, 2023 10:13 PM.

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