GPGMail: Apple Mail Downloading Old Messages from POP Server

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Robert Sposili

15 Jun, 2018 10:08 AM

After installing the latest GPGTools update, Apple Mail is now re-downloading old messages from the (Yahoo) POP server--thousands of old messages. This has happened before, but I never put two and two together and realized that it happened right after the GPGTools update.

Expected
Normal behavior.

macOS                   10.11.6     15G2101
GPG Suite               2018.3      2223    (8d0c266)
GPGMail                 2.6.5       1292    (b2999630)
GPG Keychain            1.4.4       1460    (9010342)
GPGServices             1.11.4      1013    (0b04f6c)
MacGPG                  2.2.8       916     (0ed4a99)
GPG Suite Preferences   2.1.2       997     (1a09bc7)
Libmacgpg               0.8.5       863     (0707962)
pinentry                0.9.7.1     9       (db18340)
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 15 Jun, 2018 10:26 PM

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    Hi Robert,

    could you temporarily disable GPGMail:

    • shut down Mail.app
    • open finder
    • navigate to /Library/Mail/Bundles or ~/Library/Mail/Bundles and copy GPGMail.mailbundle to your desktop
    • now delete GPGMail.mailbundle from the original folder

    Restart Mail and check the Preferences - GPGMail should be gone.

    To re-enable mail, close Mail.app and move the bundle file back to the Bundles folder.

    Does the behavior persist?

    It would be very strange if this was related to GPGMail since GPGMail does not interfere with downloading any messages or connections to POP or IMAP servers.

    Best,
    steve

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