GPG Mail: GPG Mail disappers in Mail App

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29 May, 2020 04:19 PM

Since nightly version 2771n the GPG Mail plugin disappears from the Mail App. There are no settings anymore and you can not crypt or sign a mail. There is also no version number in the prefserence pane. The plugin is still listed under plugins in the mail prefs pane

the possibility to sign and crypt emails

Additional info
I have these issue on an iMac (2014) and MacBook Air (2012)

macOS                   10.15.5     19F96
GPG Suite               2019.2      2773n   (6a3e789d5b)
GPG Mail    -
GPG Keychain            1.5.1       1618n   (9141a2cdf3)
GPG Services            1.12.1      1115n   (f46d380106)
MacGPG                  2.2.20      942n    (a8c05a09fc)
GPG Suite Preferences   2.2.1       1145n   (0fc6254cd8)
Libmacgpg               1.0.1       926n    (28f040f671)
pinentry           46n     (dbee7284fc)
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 29 May, 2020 10:28 PM

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    Hi sonic,

    we apologize for the bad experience. What you describe is unrelated to any issues with your support plan, but rather a bug in macOS Mojave/Catalina which sometimes prevents plugins from loading due to faulty permissions.

    In order to fix that, please follow these steps:

    The solution is to enable Full Disk Access and after that running a Terminal command.


    1. Close
    2. Open System Preferences › Security › Privacy
    3. Enable Terminal under Full Disk Access
    4. Restart Terminal when prompted
    5. Run the following command:

      rm -rf ~/Library/Containers/

    6. Open Mail

    If that doesn’t help, you will have to disable SIP and run step 5 again.

    Hope that helps.

  2. 2 Posted by sonic on 29 May, 2020 11:27 PM

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    Hi Steve,

    i had to disable SIP to delete the DataVaults folder.
    After restart Mail I had to enable the GPGMailLoader.mailbundle Plugin in the Plugin Management. Unfortunately it didn't work on both Macs. Version 2770n works easy after reinstall.

  3. 3 Posted by sonic on 01 Jun, 2020 04:13 PM

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    today i tryed 2774n in a Virtual Machine and on bare metal which also dosent work

  4. 4 Posted by sonic on 02 Jun, 2020 07:24 AM

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    Me again ;)

    I tried 2777n and it solves my problem.

    Thankyou! :)

  5. sonic closed this discussion on 02 Jun, 2020 07:24 AM.

  6. Steve re-opened this discussion on 09 Jun, 2020 07:11 PM

  7. Support Staff 5 Posted by Steve on 09 Jun, 2020 07:11 PM

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    Der ist unter dem Radar durch.

    Schön, dass es nun wieder klappt. GPG Suite 2020.1 ist nun auch veröffentlicht. Du kannst also auf ein Stable Release wechseln.

    Einen schönen Abend dir,

  8. Steve closed this discussion on 09 Jun, 2020 07:12 PM.

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