Having trouble decrypting

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03 Feb, 2012 02:10 PM

I'm on OS X 10.6.8, using Mail 4.5 and the latest GPGTools.

I can encrypt messages just fine -- and my friends can decrypt what they read.

But I'm having trouble decrypting messages from them, even though I have their keys. The "decrypt" button in Mail doesn't seem to work. Then when I cut-and-paste the encrypted text into textedit and try to decrypt, I get a "failed" message.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 03 Feb, 2012 07:11 PM

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    Hey Noah,

    we don't actively maintain the old 10.6 release of GPGMail. No changes to the code will be made. Due to our team size we are concentrating our efforts to make the Lion version stable and as bug free as possible.

    So all I can do now is suggest updating to 10.7. But I'm sure you have reasons why you are still on 10.6.

    Sorry, I don't have a better answer at the moment.

    For the GPGServices issue: You could try the latest nightly from here: http://nightly.gpgtools.org/

    Also what is important to note is: you don't need your friends pub key to decrypt a msg but you need your pub key. But they need your pub key in order to decrypt msg for you.

    All the best, steve

  2. 2 Posted by noah.shachtman on 03 Feb, 2012 07:35 PM

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    No worries, Steve. I got it fixed!

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 03 Feb, 2012 07:39 PM

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    Great :)

    That's the sentence I like to hear the most.

    All the best, steve

  4. Steve closed this discussion on 03 Feb, 2012 07:39 PM.

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