GPGMail: strange extra addresses with hex numbers?

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David M. Cotter

29 Jan, 2017 05:04 AM

after i made a key for my email address, suddenly in my “from” popup i have TWO addresses appear with hex values after the regular address

just one address like normal

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why can’t i attach a picture to this report?

macOS           10.12.3     16D32
GPG Suite       2017.1b2    31b 
GPGMail         2.7b2       1192b
GPG Keychain    1.3.3b1     1249b
GPGServices     1.11        916 
MacGPG2         2.0.30-1b2  887-
GPGPreferences  2.0.2b2     912b
Libmacgpg       0.7         775 
pinentry        0.9.7       4
  1. 1 Posted by David M. Cotter on 29 Jan, 2017 05:08 AM

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    here's the pic

  2. 2 Posted by Stephen on 29 Jan, 2017 02:39 PM

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    I see this too, one of the keys uses my full 4096 bit kit, the other is a 2048 bit key. Not sure why there's two, so I just deleted the weaker one.

  3. 3 Posted by David M. Cotter on 29 Jan, 2017 04:08 PM

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    i don’t see where to delete it
    i only see one key on the keychain that corresponds to one of the numbers

  4. 4 Posted by David M. Cotter on 29 Jan, 2017 04:24 PM

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    nevermind, i found it, thanks for the tip!

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Steve on 30 Jan, 2017 07:13 PM

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    Hey David (and Stephen),

    welcome to the GPGTools support platform. Sorry you are having problems using GPG Suite.

    First things first: please do not just delete old keys. You should see a very explicit warning about this in GPG Keychain.

    Why the dropdown

    As soon as more than one key exists for one email address of yours, you will see a dropdown to choose, which key is to be used. Note that this is one of the Known issues of the 2017.1b2 release that that is not yet working as expected.

    How to resolve?

    Often times there's no need for such a setup so it is recommended to revoke one of the two keys which may no longer be needed.

    This KB-article explains how to revoke a key.

    All the best,

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Steve on 20 Apr, 2017 03:23 PM

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    There's also a known issue, which we're currently working on, where GPGMail currently picks one secret key at random to sign the message, when more than one key exist for the same mail address.

    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.

  7. Steve closed this discussion on 20 Apr, 2017 03:23 PM.

  8. Steve re-opened this discussion on 25 Aug, 2017 09:01 PM

  9. Support Staff 7 Posted by Steve on 25 Aug, 2017 09:01 PM

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    Hi David,

    good news - the issue where key selection in the From: field was ignored when more than one secret key existed for the same email address, has been fixed. If you want to test the fix, please download our latest nightly GPG Suite. That page also has sig and SHA1 to verify the download.

    Best, steve

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

  10. Steve closed this discussion on 16 Feb, 2018 11:25 AM.

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