GPGMail: GPG Mail Plugin autoinstall

Fabrizio's Avatar


16 Jul, 2018 09:42 AM

The GPGMail plugin auto installed on my Mac and keeps bothering me with a popup that asks me to sign every mail I write. That’s quite annoying.

No banner, no plugin auto installing. I want to decide if having GPG Mail or not

macOS                   10.13.5     17F77
GPG Suite               2018.3      2223    (8d0c266)
GPGMail                 3.0b7       1319    (c2d0df0a)
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           9       (db18340)
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 17 Jul, 2018 10:14 AM

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    Hi Fabrizio,

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

    I am not quite sure what you mean by "autoinstall". GPGMail is one component of GPG Suite. So if you download GPG Suite and install it in the default configuration, you will have GPGMail added to

    If it is the pinentry dialog asking for your OpenPGP password which bothers you, there are a few options to deal with that.

    1. save your OpenPGP password in macOS keychain: Please see this KB-article on how to manage passwords for your keys.

    2. disable the default to sign outgoing emails in > Preferences > GPGMail.

    Let me know if that was helpful and if you need further assistance.


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