GPGMail: It would be nice to use symetric encryption for drafts

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Owen O'Malley

05 Jul, 2018 02:49 PM

I don’t have my GPG key password in my keychain, so anytime that I write an email it prompts for my GPG key password, even if the message isn’t going to be encrypted. As a result, I’ve turned off draft encryption.

It would be great to have draft encryption use a symmetric key that was automatically generated and stored in the keychain. That way it only needs that symmetric key and not my real GPG key.

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  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 06 Jul, 2018 11:55 AM

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    Hi Owen,

    welcome to the GPGTools support platform. Sorry you are having problems using GPG Suite.

    We have open tickets for both issues: 1. pinentry asking too often for the OpenPGP password when draft is being composed and 2. creating a key that is used for draft encryption and which is not the users OpenPGP key.

    I connected this discussion with the existing tickets. 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 06 Jul, 2018 11:55 AM.

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