GPGMail / EnigMail interaction issue

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Brian Long

22 Feb, 2012 09:47 PM

I'm using GPGMail 2.0a30 on Lion with I previously used Thunderbird/EnigMail. My contacts still use Thunderbird/EnigMail and they cannot read any email I send them with GPGMail signed or encrypted. If I revert to Thunderbird, they can read my email.

I'd like to know if it's a GPGMail issue, an EnigMail configuration issue, an Exchange issue, etc. I'm sending the email through a Unix SMTP server, but the users' mailboxes are on Exchange.

Since your team decided to only support PGP/MIME, I'd like to know the secret to enabling inline encryption for those folks until I can get another fix in place. Thanks.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 22 Feb, 2012 10:29 PM

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    Hi Brian,

    The blame goes to Exchange. It severely messes with the original message headers and even mime parts. GPGMail uses a workaround to make those messages readable again. There's a good chance Enigmail doesn't.
    As for inline encryption, you can enable it with the following steps:

    1.) Close
    2.) Type the following line in and press enter

    defaults write org.gpgtools.gpgmail UseOpenPGPInlineToSend -bool YES

    3.) Open

    As previously mentioned on various other discussions, this is experimental support at best, coded in a night-session.
    We don't have much time at our hands as it is, so I don't think we'll add proper support soon.
    If you're not sending attachments you should be fine though.

  2. Luke Le closed this discussion on 15 Mar, 2012 12:03 AM.

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