MacOSX Lion & MacGPG2 Query

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07 Aug, 2012 08:47 PM

I was wondering if anyone has managed to get working system using MacGPG2 (2.0.18), Enigmail 1.4.3, Thunderbird 14.0 running under MacOSX Lion 10.7.4.
I tried to update Thunderbird and Enigmail from a working system running under the following configuration without any success: MacGPG2 (2.0.18), Enigmail 1.4.2, Thunderbird 13.0 running under MacOSX Lio 10.7.4. I have since reverted to that configuration and updated Thunderbird to version 13.0.1 which is also working without any apparent problems.

The issue that arises is that when I attempt to open any encrypted messages the messages show the locked symbol.
When I click on the locked message icon I get a message along the lines that the authentication has failed - either the stored password(s) are incorrect or the message is not intended for me.

I then googled to try to find a solution without much success.

Then I checked the OpenPGP debugging log and found the following error message:

OpenPGP Security Info

Error - signature verification failed

gpg command line and output
gpg problem with the agent: End of file
gpg encrypted with 1024-bit ELG key, ID XXXXXXXX, created 2007-03-21
"User Name <email address>"
gpg public key decryption failed: Operation cancelled
gpg decryption failed: No secret key

The net result was that in order to get the Enigmail back running properly again I have had to reinstate the installed software configuration to MacGPG2 (2.0.18), Thunderbird 13.0.1 and Enigmail 1.4.2.

Please someone confirn what the latest stable release of MacGPG2 is?
I am somewhat concerned that version 2.0.18 may not be a stable release of the product.

Any advice/feedback would greatly appreciated.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 10 Aug, 2012 07:27 PM

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    Hi Mr. Anonymous,

    I'd suggest to get the latest version of all the tools you are using, which would in your case be:

    Thunderbird 14.0
    Enigmail 1.4.3
    MacGPG2 2.0.19 (please install the macgpg2 nightly version from here:

    Does this solve your problem?

    All the best,

  2. 2 Posted by support on 13 Aug, 2012 03:47 PM

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    Hi Steve,

    Thank you for the feedback.
    I'll try updating to the latest nightly build first and then update the others.
    I'll let you know how I get on.

    Thanks again


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 13 Aug, 2012 04:17 PM

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    Sure. Let us know how it goes.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Steve on 24 Aug, 2012 04:50 PM

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    No further user feedback. Closing.

    @Anon: Should your problem persist, feel free to re-open this discussion any time.

    All the best,

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  5. Steve closed this discussion on 24 Aug, 2012 04:50 PM.

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