GPGTools beta cannot be completely removed from Mail.

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Tommy Svensson

09 Nov, 2014 10:28 AM

Due to the "expire" issue that kills Mail I decided to uninstall GPGTools until this was fixed. The Uninstall however does not remove everything completely. The bundle under /Library/Mail/Bundles have been removed, but when composing mails the hang lock and the {x} buttons are still there. Also the {x} (sign) tend to be selected by default. When the mail is actually sent mail still tries to call the plugin which is no loger available and the result of that is that the system ask you for a userid and password to unlock the "system" keychain. After doing that it sends the mail.

So it seems that the uninstall only removed the plugin bundle but never "disconnected" the plugin. Mail still thinks its there.

  1. 1 Posted by Tommy Svensson on 09 Nov, 2014 10:31 AM

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    I forgot to mention that ~/Library/Mail/Bundles are also empty!

  2. 2 Posted by Tommy Svensson on 09 Nov, 2014 10:36 AM

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    And yes, I have restarted the mail app! :-)

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Luke Le on 10 Nov, 2014 08:39 PM

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    Hi Tommy,

    we're hijacking or rather extending the normal S/MIME buttons.
    Is it possible, that while you have GPGMail uninstalled, you still have valid S/MIME certificates?
    That would explain why it asks for keychain access and why the buttons are still there.

  4. 4 Posted by Tommy Svesson on 11 Nov, 2014 10:10 AM

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    OK. I see. Yes I still have the S/MIME certificates since they are of course not part of the GPGTools installation :-). Thanks.

    I'm eagerly awaiting the next beta or even better the final Yosemite compatible version :-). I have no problem with it costing money. Some things are worth paying for. It can't be easy to develop a plugin for an Apple product since they seem to break backwards compatibility with every release!

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Steve on 11 Nov, 2014 11:18 AM

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    Hi Tommy,

    we have a new GPGMail beta fixing this very annoying expiry bug. Sorry for this bad user experience. Once we have collected more feedback, if this indeed resolves the expire problem, we'll release it to all beta testers.

    It would be great if you could install the new build and let us know if this fixes the problem as it should.

    To test, please follow these steps:

    1. Download the new GPGMail version:
      (GPG Signature can be found at:

    2. Simply run the installer (no need to uninstall it first)
      (Should you have uninstalled GPG Suite in the meantime, please re-run the Yosemite-Beta1 installer and after that, install this new GPGMail version)

    3. Open -> Preferences -> GPGMail and make sure you're seeing build 790b

    4. Let us know if everything works as expected now


  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Steve on 21 Dec, 2014 12:43 PM

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    GPG Suite has reached beta 3 and is ready for testing from our homepage:

    All the best,

  7. Steve closed this discussion on 21 Dec, 2014 12:43 PM.

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