GPG Mail: Default security method setting is ignored

sebastien.maret's Avatar


08 Jan, 2021 10:11 AM

I would like to set S/MIME as the default security method for new emails. I’ve followed the instructions in the GPG Mail FAQ:

% defaults write org.gpgtools.gpgmail DefaultSecurityMethod -int 2

and I’ve checked that the default where correctly written in the preference file:

% defaults read org.gpgtools.gpgmail | grep SecurityMethod
DefaultSecurityMethod = 2;

However for new emails the default is still PGP.

The default security method for new emails should be S/MIME if DefaultSecurityMethod is set to 2.

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  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 08 Jan, 2021 12:06 PM

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    Hi Sebastien,

    thanks for taking the time to report this problem.

    This is a known issue in GPG Suite 2020.2. Sadly the default is not respected. As a workaround for the time being you have to switch to S/MIME manually. We are very sorry about this. We hope to have a fix out soon.

    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 discussion should you run into further problems or need assistance.

    Kind regards,

  2. Steve closed this discussion on 14 Jan, 2021 07:30 PM.

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