GPG Mail: GPGMail messes with remote image loading in Mojave

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Alex Ball

30 Sep, 2018 10:43 PM

*** Note: This is for NON-ENCRYPTED messages. I am aware (and happy) that encrypted messages will not load remote content. :)

In Mojave, the current release build of GPGMail sporadically interferes with remote image loading. After has been running for a few minutes, the “Load Remote Content” stops appearing on messages with remote content. I have no other plugins installed. Disabling the plugin and restarting solves the problem.

Instead of this, I expect that GPGMail will not interfere with messages that don’t concern it!

Additional info
macOS Mojave 10.14, build 18A391 12.0, build 3445.100.39
GPGMail 3.0, build 1328

macOS                   10.14       18A391
GPG Suite               2018.4      2310    (bc31914)
GPG Mail                3.0         1328    (82e5a048)  22 trial days remaining
GPG Keychain            1.4.5       1496    (25530e6)
GPG Services            1.11.5      1033    (86cb937)
MacGPG                  2.2.10      921     (b487092)
GPG Suite Preferences   2.1.3       1057    (966febd)
Libmacgpg               0.8.6       885     (35a18be)
pinentry           9       (db18340)
  1. 1 Posted by postex on 09 Oct, 2018 09:35 AM

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    I have noticed the same bug since I installed GPG Suite 2018.4. It appeared in MacOS 10.13 and is still there in 10.14 Mojave.

    Since many years I have not enabled "Load remote content in messages" in Apple Mail . This means that a button with "Load Remote Content" appears top right above the mail headers. So, if I have an unencrypted mail and wish to load the images etc, then I push this button.

    As Alex Ball writes, this button disappears after some time when using Apple Mail after installing (and paying for) the latest GPG Suite. If I quit and reopen mail it appears again. But disappears after some time and so forth.

    Are the developers aware of this bug?

  2. 2 Posted by postex on 09 Oct, 2018 09:51 AM

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    Trial-and-error gives the following:
    As soon as I have read the first encrypted mail containing a URL, the phenomenon occurs. The button disappears after this and Apple Mail must be restarted.

  3. 3 Posted by postex on 09 Oct, 2018 11:23 AM

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    It turns out that once I read an encrypted mail containing a URL, not just plain text, the button "Load Remote Content" disappears.

  4. 4 Posted by postex on 14 Oct, 2018 05:15 PM

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    I just want to report that this bug remains in latest nightly build:
    2018-10-10 GPG Suite 2018.4 (2338n)
    The button disappears after reading an encrypted mail contains a URL.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Steve on 16 Oct, 2018 09:03 AM

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    Hi Alex and Oscar,

    thanks for taking the time to report this problem.

    We have a ticket for this problem. I connected this discussion with the existing ticket. 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.

    The workaround for now is to restart We will look into this and report back as soon as we have news.


  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Luke Le on 19 Oct, 2018 02:13 AM

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    Hi all,

    would you mind downloading and installing our latest hotfix GPG Suite and see if that improves the situation?

    GPG Suite 2349n and later should address this problem.

    It might be necessary to re-activate GPG Mail in Mail › Preferences › Manage Plug-ins after installing the hotfix.

    Disclaimer: This is a development version which has not been thoroughly tested yet - bugs or crashes are to be expected. Thanks for helping us test.

  7. 7 Posted by postex on 19 Oct, 2018 09:04 AM

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    Seems to solve it, no problems so far!

  8. Steve closed this discussion on 19 Oct, 2018 01:22 PM.

  9. Steve closed this discussion on 23 Oct, 2018 09:46 PM.

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