GPGMail: Signing can't be disabled in GPGMail after a smartcard failure

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T Wilson-Brown

18 May, 2018 01:56 AM

When my Yubikey fails to sign an email, and I disable signing on that email, GPGMail still signs the email.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Compose an email with signing on by default
2. Send the mail, but give the wrong smartcard PIN
3. Disable signing on the email
4. Send the mail

GPGMail attempts to sign the mail, even though signing is disabled.

When signing is disabled, GPGMail does not sign mail.

macOS                   10.13.2     17C205
GPG Suite               2018.1      2083    (9658b70)
GPGMail                 3.0b4       1272    (461cda15)
GPG Keychain            1.4.2       1403    (128637e)
GPGServices             1.11.2      969     (e5438f7)
MacGPG                  2.2.3       900     (cead4f9)
GPG Suite Preferences   2.1.1       993     (05eb1a6)
Libmacgpg               0.8.2       829     (943132e)
pinentry           9       (db18340)
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 06 Jul, 2018 05:02 PM

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    Hi Tim,

    thanks for taking the time to file this report. The problem is reproducible (also without smartcard).

    We have a ticket for this problem. I connected this discussion with the existing ticket. That means, should this discussion get closed, it will be re-opened as soon as the ticket is closed. That way you'll stay in the loop and get notified as soon as we have news. Feel free to open a new discussions should you run into further problems or need assistance.


  2. Steve closed this discussion on 20 Sep, 2018 04:20 PM.

  3. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 14 Aug, 2019 11:36 AM

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    Hi Tim,

    this issue should be fixed. If you want to test the fix, please download our latest hotfix GPG Suite. That page also has Signature file and SHA1 to verify the download.

    We are in the midst of preparing the next release so feedback would be highly appreciated. If you have a few minutes please take the latest nightly (currently 2502n) for a spin.


    Disclaimer: This is a development version which has not been thoroughly tested yet, so bugs or crashes are to be expected.

  4. Steve closed this discussion on 14 Aug, 2019 11:36 AM.

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