GPGMail 2.0a30: no encrypt button, decrypt generates error

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Marc G. Fournier

24 Feb, 2012 07:39 PM

After reviewing a bunch of other posts, hopefully I don't miss any details ...

OS X 10.7.3 with GPGMail 2.0a30 (just upgraded) ...

When I try and read a received email, I get: MESSAGE_BANNER_PGP_DECRYPT_SECKEY_ERROR_TITLE

When I try and send an email, I'm not presented iwth any Sign or Encrypt buttons.

Going under System Preferemces -> GPG Preferences and doing a 'fix', it tells me that gpgmail is installed and already patched ...

Going into Mail -> Preferences, ther eis a GPGMail tab, and it tells me that I'mrunning Version: 2.0a30 ...

so everything seems to be installed and working ... but it isn't ...


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 24 Feb, 2012 07:45 PM

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    Hi Marc,

    did you just recently re-setup your machine?
    The message you're seeing tells you, that you don't have the secret key to decrypt that message.

    So there could me multiple reasons why this is happening.

    1.) You've recently re-setup your machine. In that case you have to copy over the .gnupg folder from a backup (I hope you have one)

    2.) Someone sent you a message encrypted to an old public key of yours, where

     you no longer have the key to.
  2. 2 Posted by Marc G. Fournie... on 24 Feb, 2012 07:53 PM

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    You got it with item 1 ... not the machine,b ut I had done some rearranging of my directory and moved the old .gnupg ... when I checked with GPG Key Chain, the obvious ones I was looking for were listed, so I thought I was fine ... when I moved the old back into place where it belonged, the list suddenly became alot longer, and mail works as expected ...

    Thanks ...

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Luke Le on 24 Feb, 2012 07:55 PM

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    Feel free to open a new discussion whenever you run into problems :)

  4. Luke Le closed this discussion on 24 Feb, 2012 07:55 PM.

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