GPGMail: Error ???

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Antonio Lobo

23 Mar, 2020 12:34 PM

Should your problem persist, please contact us at with the following error description:

gpg: F85BAB982BCD1319F2FDCC7CEFF51187B80231FF: skipped: Unusable public key
gpg: [stdin]: encryption failed: Unusable public key

For some reason I cannot send email

macOS                   10.11.6     15G2201
GPG Suite               2018.3      2223    (8d0c266)
GPGMail                 2.6.5       1292    (b2999630)
GPG Keychain            1.4.4       1460    (9010342)
GPGServices             1.11.4      1013    (0b04f6c)
MacGPG                  2.2.8       916     (0ed4a99)
GPG Suite Preferences   2.1.2       997     (1a09bc7)
Libmacgpg               0.8.5       863     (0707962)
pinentry           9       (db18340)
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 23 Mar, 2020 10:11 PM

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    Hi Antonio,

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

    It seems your OpenPGP Key and or Subkey may have expired. This KB-article explains how to extend the expiry date of your Key and Subkey in case it will soon expire or has already expired.

    Newer versions of GPG Suite now show a warning before your key expires and allow you to easily extend the key. If you can we would recommend to update your OS to a newer release as macOS 10.11 is no longer supported by recent GPG Suite versions.

    Best regards,

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