Will not work on macOSX Sierra

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15 Jun, 2016 01:35 AM

Note from GPGTools, December 30

Hi all,

yesterday, December 29th, we have sent an email to all of the watchers in this discussion.
Unfortunately we couldn't simply use our support platform to notify all watchers, since we were told that if the number of watchers exceeds a certain amount, no more email notifications will be sent.
Once we have received some feedback from our users, we will release the beta on our website and also through our beta update channel.

To clarify some things mentioned in this discussion:

  • Crash reporting is optional. You will be asked if you want to opt-in the first time GPGMail discovers a crash.

  • The reports certainly do not include any keys (neither secret nor public). They are standard macOS crash reports and you can find them under ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/ to see what they look like

For those who just recently subscribed to the discussion, the email from yesterday is reproduced in full below.

Hope you all have a good start into the new year. Enjoy your celebrations!

<3 and ☀

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GPGMail for macOS 10.12 Sierra (Beta 1)

A long year is coming to an end and we are all looking forward to some cosy and fun festivities to welcome the new year.
But before, we wanted to finally reward your patience. So after a painful and long waiting time, extensive reverse engineering and re-writing of major parts of our codebase, we are very happy to share the first beta of GPGMail for macOS Sierra with you.


SHA256: 2bb29067e7f2705a51b22f23080ca767bba4735ce16711a7d950e582737e8aaf
GPG Signature: https://releases.gpgtools.org/GPG_Suite-2016.12b1.dmg.sig

As with every beta we don't recommend using it in a production environment just yet, since bugs and crashes may occur.
Please report any bugs you find via System Preferences > GPGPreferences > Send Report.

We have added optional crash reporting to GPGMail in order for us to better understand when and where crashes are occuring.

We wish you the very best and happy festivities,

your GPGTools Team



* If multiple private keys are available for the same email address, GPGMail currently picks one at random to sign the message
* Some messages might not load correctly. If you can provide us with an example .eml file we'd love to debug the issue.
* If you cancel the pinentry request for signing upon sending a message it might lead to unexpected behavior
* Inline PGP is currently not supported at all, PGP/MIME will be used instead
* "BCC" recpients are currently not treated differently from "TO" or "CC" recipients (gnupg --hidden-recipients option not currently in use)
* The GPGMail Preferences layout is a bit wonky (Mail -> Preferences -> GPGMail)
* Keys that are imported using gnupg cli or GPG Keychain might require a restart of Mail in order to be picked up by GPGMail
* Mail rules for signed or encrypted messages will not work for PGP/MIME signed/encryted messages.

To receive further betas, make sure you are on the beta update channel. Open System Preferenes > GPGPreferences and in the Updates section check the option to 'Include beta builds'. Consider enabling auto-updates to ensure you receive notifications about further beta updates.


Original first post was:
The entire suit will not work on macOSX Sierra. Hope you have went throught your way from Yosemite to El Capitain to Sierra.
Good Luck

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  1. 1501 Posted by pagocs on 12 Dec, 2016 11:12 AM

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    Please notify me as well

  2. 1502 Posted by me too on 12 Dec, 2016 01:37 PM

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  3. 1503 Posted by jd on 12 Dec, 2016 02:01 PM

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    Can anyone recommend an alternative?

  4. 1504 Posted by Stan on 12 Dec, 2016 02:21 PM

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    I want to be noticed when the new version will be compliant with Sierra.

  5. 1505 Posted by PerryD on 12 Dec, 2016 02:48 PM

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    @jd, Thunderbird with the Enigmail plugin works just fine. I hadn't looked at Thunderbird for years, but it's really stepped up its game; I'm finding that I prefer it to MacOS Mail.

    My biggest concern with the GPGTools Mail solution is that it doesn't use an established API (and I understand that there isn't one), which means it is basically a hack. Mail must be reverse-engineered every time there is a change that breaks GPGTools, which means that I have to trust the skill of the GPGTools team not to break something else or open a new vulnerability.

    I didn't realize this until Sierra. Probably the GPGTools stated previously how they were plugging into Mail, but for me at least the method wasn't exposed until this broken release.

  6. 1506 Posted by bo on 12 Dec, 2016 03:15 PM

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  7. 1507 Posted by wilfried on 12 Dec, 2016 04:17 PM

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    Please notify if the Beta is available!
    Thanks WL

  8. 1508 Posted by matt on 12 Dec, 2016 08:08 PM

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    I have shifted to Thuderbird as well for the interim. I prefer to have Apple support encrypted e-mail so I can use it on all devices. Send them an enhancement request to define and support a set of stable APIs for this purpose.


    Apple won't respond without good solid customer feedback and a known desire for a feature. Reverse engineering mail every release is a tedious process and the GPG Tools team has been doing a great job. Apple, is the one not helping out here.

  9. 1509 Posted by joep on 12 Dec, 2016 10:20 PM

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  10. 1510 Posted by hartmut on 13 Dec, 2016 07:46 AM

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    me to...

  11. 1511 Posted by +1 on 13 Dec, 2016 07:55 AM

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  12. 1512 Posted by micke on 13 Dec, 2016 08:45 AM

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    Gimmie some notice, please.

  13. 1513 Posted by stefan friedl on 13 Dec, 2016 10:52 AM

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  14. 1514 Posted by Matteo on 13 Dec, 2016 11:48 AM

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    What is the development of the project?

  15. 1515 Posted by Leonardo Barrie... on 13 Dec, 2016 12:56 PM

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    Any updates on this?

  16. 1516 Posted by Carolina on 13 Dec, 2016 01:00 PM

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  17. 1517 Posted by Jack on 13 Dec, 2016 04:46 PM

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    If there's not enough time or resources, how about selling the software? Can't wait any longer... this gets embarrassing

  18. 1518 Posted by jackl on 13 Dec, 2016 08:18 PM

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    Me too

  19. 1519 Posted by Camil on 13 Dec, 2016 09:39 PM

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    The project is public on GitHub. https://github.com/GPGTools/GPGMail. You can better track the progress there.

  20. 1520 Posted by Oliver on 14 Dec, 2016 08:03 AM

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    Thanks for the works that's already done. I look further to the new version und would like to be informed.

  21. 1521 Posted by Joerg_L on 14 Dec, 2016 10:05 AM

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    Please inform me, if GPGMail is compatible with Mac OS Sierra.

  22. 1522 Posted by Attilla on 14 Dec, 2016 11:19 AM

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  23. 1523 Posted by Sven on 14 Dec, 2016 11:26 AM

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    Wann be informed, thanks!

  24. 1524 Posted by M0ll3art on 14 Dec, 2016 02:18 PM

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    +1 for me and thanks for your amazing work ..

  25. 1525 Posted by alex on 14 Dec, 2016 02:32 PM

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    Thank you for your hard work gent's. You should make this a paid project.

  26. 1526 Posted by Wolfgang on 14 Dec, 2016 02:46 PM

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    Please inform me too, if GPGMail is compatible with Mac OS Sierra.

  27. 1527 Posted by Jon Fisher on 14 Dec, 2016 03:08 PM

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    I'm about to give up on using Mail for Mac and switch to PostBox.

  28. 1528 Posted by Giancarlo on 14 Dec, 2016 03:25 PM

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    more speed because the new o OSX is coming.

  29. 1529 Posted by STOW your IT aw... on 15 Dec, 2016 09:46 AM

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    +1 PS : Thinking also about moving off Mail.app for PostBox too many non-sense with biz oriented mailboxes. Will just have to check integration with external iDevices aka Handsoff as well as Exchange accounts (delegation / out of office even considering to move unwillingly to Outlook which hasn't got shamefully any good CalDAV servers support - all connectors I've tried aren't convenient at all)…

  30. 1530 Posted by Codfather on 15 Dec, 2016 12:38 PM

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    +1 - thanks for the hard work guys.

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