GPG Tools is broken under Mountain Lion!

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Craig Scott

28 Jul, 2012 08:21 AM

Just installed Mountain Lion and GPGMail Mail Plugin is broken:

"Incompatible Plug-Ins Disabled" Mail has disabled the following Plug-ins:


Contact the makers of these plug-ins for versions that are compatible with Mail 6.0 and Message 6.0.0


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 28 Jul, 2012 08:45 AM

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    Hey Craig, GPGMail is not 10.8 compatible. That is true. No help yet, since we are still working on the final version of GPGMail 2.0 for 10.7. As soon as that is done, development for 10.8 will start.

    We are open source software, so anybody is welcome to provide patches or fixes. And we are a very small team. That means our available time is limited. We applied for a funding but have not heard back, yet.

    That's the current situation. Sorry I don't have a better answer.

    All the best,

  2. 2 Posted by Dennis on 28 Jul, 2012 02:04 PM

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    When I upgraded last evening to Mountain Lion, and received the same error message that Craig listed above, I dragged GPGMail to the Trash, and attempted to perform the following:

    $ rm -R ~/Library/Mail/Bundles/GPGMail.mailbundle $ rm ~/Library/Preferences/org.gpgmail.plist $ rm ~/Library/PreferencePanes/GPGMail.prefPane

    ; however, the files did not exist in these directories. I assume everything was wiped out when I started iMail this morning, and it updated itself.

    So, the question remains; how can I get GPGMail out of my MBP, and get rid of the error message?



  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 28 Jul, 2012 02:17 PM

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    Hi Dennis,

    please check the following locations:

    • ~/library/mail/bundles
    • /library/mail/bundles

    The bundle might have been moved to another folder names "bundles (deactivated)". Check that as well.

    Remove the bundle from that location and the error message won't reappear.

    Cheers, steve

  4. 4 Posted by Dennis on 28 Jul, 2012 02:35 PM

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    I figured out a solution (to Remove GPGmail plug-in from iMail):

    1) Exit from iMail

    2) Open a terminal window

    3) Change to superuser

     username$ sudo bash (and enter your own password)

    4) Change to the imail plugins (i.e. bundles) folder

    bash-3.2# cd /Library/Mail/Bundles/
     Note: Be sure to go to the /Library/Mail directory structure (under the ROOT directory), and *NOT* the ~/Library/Mail directory under your user home directory.

    5) List the folder contents (to be sure you're in the correct folder)

     bash-3.2# ls *

    6) Remove the GPGMail plugin/bundle folder

     bash-3.2# rm -R GPGMail.mailbundle

    7) Exit from superuser mode and the terminal window

     bash-3.2# exit (and press Return)
     username$ exit (and press Return)
     When you see [Process Completed}, close the Terminal Window

    7) Restart iMail. It should now start up without the GPGmail incompatible plugin error message



  5. 5 Posted by Outer Perimeter on 28 Jul, 2012 02:37 PM

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    I figured it out and just posted a reply in the form, then I saw your message.

    Thanks for the quick reply. I'm looking forward to an update that will allow me to reinstall GPGmail. You guys are doing a great job.



  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Steve on 28 Jul, 2012 03:00 PM

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    Dennis, glad this was so simple to resolve.

    We're looking forward to 10.8 compatibility as well, but it's a bit down the road.

    I'm closing this for now.

  7. Steve closed this discussion on 28 Jul, 2012 03:00 PM.

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