iOS and GPGMail

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22 Aug, 2013 02:50 PM

Hi there. As yet I haven't installed GPGMail and if I do I will initially install and uninstall on a test system because I need to understand what files go where. But first I'd like clarification on emailing between OSX and iOS devices. If I encrypt using GPGMail on OSX will I be able to read and reply encrypted emails on an iPhone using IPGmail or oPenGP, and vice versa?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 22 Aug, 2013 04:27 PM

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    Hi Jim,

    yes you will. Both solutions do work. They are not beautiful, but get the job done.

    Best, steve

  2. 2 Posted by jim on 22 Aug, 2013 05:54 PM

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    Thanks for clarifying. Regarding install/uninstall, is there a link where I can read what files are installed, and can you confirm the uninstall app totally removes every file that is installed?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Luke Le on 24 Aug, 2013 08:43 PM

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    Hi Jim,

    unfortunately the Uninstaller is currently not removing everything, but we'll update it soon, and then it will.

    Trying to give you a complete list now of what is installed:

    GPGServices -> /Library/Services/GPGServices.service
    GPGMail -> /Library/Mail/Bundles/GPGMail.mailbundle
    GPG Keychain Access -> /Applications/GPG Keychain
    MacGPG2 -> /usr/local/MacGPG2 and symlinks:
    - /usr/local/bin/gpg2

    • /usr/local/bin/gpg

    GPGPreferences -> /Library/PreferencePanes/GPGPreferences.prefPane

    A variety of LaunchAgents:
    - /Library/LaunchAgents/org.gpgtools.Libmacgpg.xpc.plist - /Library/LaunchAgents/org.gpgtools.gpgmail.patch-uuid-user.plist - /Library/LaunchAgents/org.gpgtools.macgpg2.fix.plist - /Library/LaunchAgents/org.gpgtools.macgpg2.shutdown-gpg-agent.plist - /Library/LaunchAgents/org.gpgtools.macgpg2.updater.plist

    Preferences files in:
    - ~/Library/Preferences/org.gpgtools.gpgmail.plist - ~/Library/Preferences/org.gpgtools.gpgservice.plist - ~/Library/Preferences/org.gpgtools.common.plist

    Helper in Application Support:
    - /Library/Application Support/GPGTools

    Libmacgpg Framework:
    - /Library/Frameworks/Libmacgpg.framework

    This is a lot of stuff and we're certainly trying to find a way to reduce the number of files, but at least the future uninstaller will take care that everything is removed.

  4. 4 Posted by jim on 24 Aug, 2013 09:20 PM

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    Whew, that's a lot of files. I did go ahead and install but wish I hadn't. Are you saying there will soon be an updated uninstaller that will be able to retroactively remove all files that the current installer installed? I hope this is the case otherwise it's a lot of manually work!

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Luke Le on 24 Aug, 2013 09:22 PM

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    Absolutely! We're already working on it.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Steve on 18 Sep, 2013 02:30 PM

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    We've a ticket for this problem:

    I'm closing this discussion. It will be re-opened as soon as the ticket is closed so you'll receive a notification. Feel free to open a new discussions should you run into further problems or need assistance.

  7. Steve closed this discussion on 18 Sep, 2013 02:30 PM.

  8. Support Staff 7 Posted by Steve on 20 Sep, 2013 04:34 PM

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    The uninstaller is now fixed and will be included in the next stable release of the GPG Suite.

  9. Steve closed this discussion on 20 Sep, 2013 04:34 PM.

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