Problems with nightly build

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Giovanni Bajo

29 Feb, 2012 12:12 AM

Hi, I just tried the nightly builds after your request on Twitter. I'm looking forward to S/MIME + OpenPGP coexistence in Mail.

It looks like Mail doesn't have a sign/encrypt default anymore. Before installing PGPTools, the default in my Apple Mail was "always sign with S/MIME". To the best of my understanding, this default is implicit in Mail: you just need to activate signing once by clicking on the icon, and it remembers that from that point on.

Now, after having installed PGPTools, all new mails begin with signing turned off, and with OpenPGP selected as default signing/encryption suite (even though I disabled the checkbox "Enable OpenPGP" in the Composing section in the plugin option panel).

I suggest that you follow what Mail does: just remember whatever was selected for the last composed email, and propose it as default for the next mail. This cache should probably be per-account.

Notice that this is a showstopper for me because I would like to sign all my outgoing emails with S/MIME and it's now too impractical having to manually switch to S/MIME and reactivate signing for every mail I compose.

Another bug: the OpenPGP/SMIME selection box on the top-right corner is not visible when using Apple Mail in fullscreen mode.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 29 Feb, 2012 04:53 AM

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    Ciao Giovanni!

    GPGMail tries to guess the best option for signing and encrypting from sender to recipients based on options used in the past.
    This means if you sign the first mail to a recipient, the next one will also start out as signed.
    It should be pretty smart about that, but we're still tweaking it.
    Also, if no record of previous communication with a recipient is available, OpenPGP is used as the default method.

    I've just committed some changes which let's you choose the default method using

    defaults write org.gpgtools.gpgmail DefaultSecurityMethod -int 2

    Restart afterwards, and it should take S/MIME as default.
    Please try this and let me know if it works for you.

    Fullscreen mode support will come. Probably today.

  2. 2 Posted by Giovanni Bajo on 03 Mar, 2012 04:09 PM

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    Thanks, it works for me.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 04 Mar, 2012 12:49 PM

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    Great Stuff. We are very excited - 2.0 final due soon...

  4. Steve closed this discussion on 04 Mar, 2012 12:49 PM.

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