GPGMail: Apple Mail suddenly does not work with GPG

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04 Jun, 2018 04:50 AM

Apple Mail all of a sudden does not see GPG anymore. All encrypted mails are not readable anymore and new (encrypted) mails can not be written.
There is no more GPG in Mail Preferences.

Mails are decrypted as normal

Additional info
It appeared without any system update

macOS                   10.13.4     17E199
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. 1 Posted by Michael on 04 Jun, 2018 06:09 AM

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    Same issue! I think it might be caused by the new 10.13.5 MacOS update.

  2. 2 Posted by Wolfgang on 04 Jun, 2018 06:23 AM

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    It seems not to be related to 10.13.5, same issue on 10.13.4.

  3. 3 Posted by iGen on 04 Jun, 2018 06:26 AM

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    Me too

  4. 4 Posted by hnj on 04 Jun, 2018 06:55 AM

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    Me too ... is there a workarround?

  5. 5 Posted by Sebastian on 04 Jun, 2018 07:06 AM

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    Same here

  6. 6 Posted by Sebastian on 04 Jun, 2018 07:12 AM

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    Going to downloading and installing
    2018-06-02 GPG Suite 2018.2 (2185n) 24.4 MB

    it works again. If you want to remain on stable release channel you have to wait. Otherwise use the nightly build.


  7. 7 Posted by Wolfgang on 04 Jun, 2018 07:23 AM

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    Thanks Sebastian, confirmed.

  8. 8 Posted by Jürgen on 04 Jun, 2018 08:37 AM

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    Thanks Sebastian!!

  9. 9 Posted by Steffen Wunschm... on 04 Jun, 2018 09:01 AM

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    Thanks Sebastian! it works.

  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by Steve on 04 Jun, 2018 02:51 PM

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    Dear all,

    sorry for this inconvenience. The nightly build will work and GPG Suite 2018.2 will officially be released very soon.

    Have a great day,

  11. 11 Posted by Steffen Wünschm... on 04 Jun, 2018 02:57 PM

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    Am 04.06.2018 um 16:51 schrieb Steve <[email blocked]>:

  12. 12 Posted by gpg_dude on 04 Jun, 2018 06:23 PM

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    @steve can you clarify how soon "very soon" is? I'm not trying to bust balls ... but we've been waiting since 05/14/2018 for the EFAIL fix(es) when this was posted to the home page: "GPG Suite 2018.2 will include mitigations against this vulnerability and will be released soon."

  13. Support Staff 13 Posted by Steve on 04 Jun, 2018 06:24 PM

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    "Soon" as in today. It's really close.

  14. 14 Posted by gpg_dude on 04 Jun, 2018 08:59 PM

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    I seen't it! Any idea how long the back-porting to previous MacOS versions (specifically 10.12) is expected to take?

  15. Support Staff 15 Posted by Luke Le on 04 Jun, 2018 09:35 PM

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    @gpg_dude: back porting to 10.12 might not take too long since the codebase is okayishly similar, but if any method that we currently have on High Sierra is not available, it could quickly become a huge task, so we don't want to promise anything.

  16. 16 Posted by gpg_dude on 04 Jun, 2018 10:45 PM

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    @luke that's fair. I'll check back next week with fingers crossed

  17. 17 Posted by chris on 11 Jun, 2018 09:50 AM

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    Isnt there a vulnerability within the Mail plugin?

  18. 18 Posted by gpg_dude on 12 Jun, 2018 01:29 AM

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    @chris there is a vulnerability. if you aren't running the latest version of macOS high sierra (10.13.5) and the latest version of GPGTools for Mac (2018.2) I would recommend disabling loading remote content in Apple Mail and not clicking on anything within a GPG-encrypted message.

    @Luke any update on the back-port progress?

  19. Support Staff 19 Posted by Steve on 23 Jun, 2018 12:30 PM

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    Dear all,

    thanks for your patience. Meanwhile GPG Suite 2018.2 including efail fixes for macOS 10.13 High Sierra and GPG Suite 2018.3 backporting those fixes to macOS 10.12 Sierra have been released. We highly recommend updating to 2018.3 since it includes additional security fixes for another vulnerability which has been discovered.

    I am closing this discussion. But if you need any further assistance or are seeing error messages which you are unsure about don't hesitate to file a new discussion and we will do our best to help you out.

    Have a great weekend,

  20. Steve closed this discussion on 23 Jun, 2018 12:30 PM.

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