Will not work on macOSX Sierra

hexiaochuan1's Avatar


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 ☀

Hash: SHA1

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

Showing page 52 out of 60. View the first page

  1. 1531 Posted by Daniel G. Lipin on 15 Dec, 2016 04:02 PM

    Daniel G. Lipin's Avatar


    Thanks a lot

  2. 1532 Posted by peter on 15 Dec, 2016 04:23 PM

    peter's Avatar

    Can you post a status update?
    Is there a reason that you keep development progress completely in the dark? Zero news. Zero code commits. It becomes very hard to stay faithful with this great project.

  3. 1533 Posted by Jeff Dean on 15 Dec, 2016 06:54 PM

    Jeff Dean's Avatar

    Notify me when it's ready.

  4. 1534 Posted by David on 15 Dec, 2016 08:11 PM

    David's Avatar

    This is getting ridiculous, sadly even for an open source project. Will search for an alternative, maybe S/MIME?

  5. 1535 Posted by Troy Torres on 16 Dec, 2016 04:04 AM

    Troy Torres's Avatar

    I've had to downgrade an old MacBook to El Capitan so I could keep using PGP. As an alternative, there is the oPenGP project for iOS... but shifting to an iPad to write emails is problematic.

  6. 1536 Posted by Pat Augustine on 16 Dec, 2016 04:27 AM

    Pat Augustine's Avatar

    Looking forward to an update on Sierra compatibility.

  7. 1537 Posted by Ben Breitsamete... on 16 Dec, 2016 09:11 AM

    Ben Breitsameter's Avatar

    Notify me when it's ready.

  8. 1538 Posted by Jona on 16 Dec, 2016 12:43 PM

    Jona's Avatar

    Looking forward to an update. (MacOs Sierra)

  9. 1539 Posted by SecureMe on 16 Dec, 2016 12:56 PM

    SecureMe's Avatar

    Fast but secure please.

  10. 1540 Posted by mark on 16 Dec, 2016 12:59 PM

    mark's Avatar

    Thankful as I am for free open source applications, I am wondering at the length of time it is taking to re-code GPGMail for MacOS Sierra. Was it that much of a change? Or is there relevance to the US & UK intelligence authorities requirements for access and recent legislation?

  11. 1541 Posted by Lothar Pelz on 16 Dec, 2016 01:00 PM

    Lothar Pelz's Avatar

    please notify me

  12. 1542 Posted by dna on 16 Dec, 2016 01:24 PM

    dna's Avatar

    Please notify me

  13. 1543 Posted by Michael Tauber on 16 Dec, 2016 07:22 PM

    Michael Tauber's Avatar

    Notify me when it's ready.

  14. 1544 Posted by A1011Doll on 17 Dec, 2016 12:18 AM

    A1011Doll's Avatar

    +1 on Notify

  15. 1545 Posted by Alex on 17 Dec, 2016 02:42 AM

    Alex's Avatar


  16. 1546 Posted by thayoz on 17 Dec, 2016 08:12 AM

    thayoz's Avatar

    Notify me, please ! Any update on the progress ? The GitHub repository looks pretty dead ...

  17. 1547 Posted by Timshel Knoll-M... on 17 Dec, 2016 09:02 AM

    Timshel Knoll-Miller's Avatar

    Please notify me

  18. 1548 Posted by Joe on 17 Dec, 2016 09:10 AM

    Joe's Avatar

    Please notify when ready

  19. 1549 Posted by Frank on 17 Dec, 2016 03:20 PM

    Frank's Avatar


  20. 1550 Posted by bram on 17 Dec, 2016 06:29 PM

    bram's Avatar


  21. 1551 Posted by Belle-Isle on 17 Dec, 2016 07:48 PM

    Belle-Isle's Avatar

    Please inform me as well when Sierra is supported.

  22. 1552 Posted by M on 17 Dec, 2016 08:38 PM

    M's Avatar


  23. 1553 Posted by T on 17 Dec, 2016 09:49 PM

    T's Avatar

    me, too

  24. 1554 Posted by moonshiner660 on 17 Dec, 2016 11:29 PM

    moonshiner660's Avatar

    Same with me, please.

  25. 1555 Posted by Lorenz on 18 Dec, 2016 07:16 AM

    Lorenz's Avatar

    +1, thanks a lot for your continuous work!

  26. 1556 Posted by Stephan on 18 Dec, 2016 12:46 PM

    Stephan's Avatar

    +1 thanks a lot !

  27. 1557 Posted by jschpp on 18 Dec, 2016 01:11 PM

    jschpp's Avatar

    Notify me when it's ready.

  28. 1558 Posted by Hans on 18 Dec, 2016 03:25 PM

    Hans 's Avatar


  29. 1559 Posted by me on 18 Dec, 2016 05:29 PM

    me's Avatar


  30. 1560 Posted by Shome on 18 Dec, 2016 07:43 PM

    Shome's Avatar

    Watching as well.

Comments are currently closed for this discussion. You can start a new one.

Keyboard shortcuts


? Show this help
ESC Blurs the current field

Comment Form

r Focus the comment reply box
^ + ↩ Submit the comment

You can use Command ⌘ instead of Control ^ on Mac