Issues with encrypting in mail.app
Hey guys -
I've gone through all of the threads regarding this issue but can't seem to get working. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
After upgrading to Lion, I was no longer able to decrypt in mail (it would spin with the "Loading..." message but never decrypt) and I couldn't encrypt (greyed out lock). Based on some of your other suggestions, I downloaded the new bundle (http://cl.ly/1F1d1e231N1I0X2F1r10) and installed it. That fixed the decrypting problem beautifully but not the encrypting one.
I can use the services menu fine and encrypt inside a text file, but it doesn't seem to recognize the email addresses as known keys. What can I do to troubleshoot?
Thanks for all your work.
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1 Posted by Alex on 19 Dec, 2011 05:56 PM
You can only encrypt to e-mailaddresses you have the valid public keys for. Is it possible for you to send an encrypted mail to
gpgtools-org (at) lists.gpgtools.org?
2 Posted by Mat Henley on 19 Dec, 2011 06:01 PM
Hey Alex, thanks for the reply. Yeah, I'm a long time user and understand
the fundamentals - the keys are all there, it's simply broken after I
Here's a screenshot
Support Staff 3 Posted by Luke Le on 19 Dec, 2011 06:05 PM
please verify that your Preferences -> GPGMail says
Composing -> Enable OpenPGP/MIME
I can see from your screenshot that it wants to use S/MIME.
At the moment you have to change this setting before using S/MIME or OpenPGP.
The upcoming version will let you switch from the composing window.
Hope that helps
4 Posted by Alex on 19 Dec, 2011 06:06 PM
Interesting. Good screenshot. What happens if you try to encrypt a file via command line?
5 Posted by Alex on 19 Dec, 2011 06:07 PM
@Lukas: yeah, you're right. S/MIME is being used...
6 Posted by Mat Henley on 19 Dec, 2011 06:36 PM
That did it! Thanks a ton guys.
Alex closed this discussion on 19 Dec, 2011 06:44 PM.