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. 1591 Posted by manfred on 21 Dec, 2016 12:15 PM

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    Postbox may help to bridge the gap too ... :-(

  2. 1592 Posted by flogical on 21 Dec, 2016 01:47 PM

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    Tools is must have ware. Sign me up.

  3. 1593 Posted by Tomeu on 21 Dec, 2016 02:30 PM

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    I guess we'll have a working version for Sierra when macOS 10.13 Beta is out...

  4. 1594 Posted by mike on 21 Dec, 2016 02:32 PM

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  5. 1595 Posted by Christian on 21 Dec, 2016 03:24 PM

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    me too

  6. 1596 Posted by poland on 21 Dec, 2016 05:17 PM

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  7. 1597 Posted by Thomas on 21 Dec, 2016 06:56 PM

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    I appreciate the work that went and is going into the tool and that I don't have to pay for it, but would really appreciate a fast solution for this incompatibility.

  8. 1598 Posted by Christoph on 21 Dec, 2016 07:14 PM

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    seems to be tricky to get it up and running on Sierra. Good luck. Keep me updated please

  9. 1599 Posted by Sean Gallagher on 21 Dec, 2016 07:42 PM

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    Please alert me when you've got the Sierra permafix.

  10. 1600 Posted by Sean Gallagher on 21 Dec, 2016 07:56 PM

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    This comment was split into a new discussion: Decrypt failed! (No secret key) Code = 17

    Having an issue even in tools mode getting decryption - error
    Decrypt failed! (No secret key)
    Code = 17

  11. 1601 Posted by channingwalton on 22 Dec, 2016 07:43 AM

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    Adding myself to be notified of changes.

  12. 1602 Posted by remd on 22 Dec, 2016 11:19 AM

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    interested to know when gpgtools will work for Sierra

  13. 1603 Posted by Mel on 22 Dec, 2016 11:43 AM

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    Adding myself to be notified of changes.

  14. 1604 Posted by ttt on 22 Dec, 2016 04:31 PM

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    please notify me.

  15. 1605 Posted by phi.fibonacci on 22 Dec, 2016 05:17 PM

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    Ian, in response to your question, there is a GPG Plugin for Airmail 3 here: http://docs.airmailapp.com/airmail-for-mac/plugins-airmail-for-macos

    It works. I use it every day.

  16. 1606 Posted by jch on 22 Dec, 2016 05:26 PM

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    me too

  17. 1607 Posted by Bart on 22 Dec, 2016 06:20 PM

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    Adding myself to be notified of changes.

  18. 1608 Posted by Joel R on 22 Dec, 2016 07:06 PM

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    Please notify me when the version supporting MAC OS Sierra is available.


  19. 1609 Posted by Inge on 22 Dec, 2016 07:45 PM

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    Please notify me when the version supporting MAC OS Sierra is available. Thank you.

  20. 1610 Posted by Ariel on 22 Dec, 2016 11:32 PM

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    I'd much rather have you implement your announced fee policy and in return have a working copy of GPGtools, than to have to keep waiting for a long overdue release...

    You can't seriously expect all your users to stay on outdated OS, just because your timeline is not working out.

    Please fix and release.

    Many thanks!

  21. 1611 Posted by acm.mobile on 23 Dec, 2016 04:46 AM

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    @phi.fibonacci, you mentioned you use Airmail 3 plugin. I haven't managed to get it working for those who use pgp inline encryption through symantec's plugin for outlook. Same issue for multi-id keys.

    Have you had any problems with that? I also tried postbox and their solution through enigmail, and it's also a hit and miss to decrypt messages.

    Luke and Co., I'll help fundraise for gpgtools and create a privately funded version, which can support the public work. We can find a mid point which can satisfy your needs and ours. Please tell me how to help.

  22. 1612 Posted by mrphi on 23 Dec, 2016 02:37 PM

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    me too

  23. 1613 Posted by wizardgold on 24 Dec, 2016 12:33 AM

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    Looking forward to getting the update for Sierra

  24. 1614 Posted by zmijunkie on 24 Dec, 2016 06:08 AM

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    Reverse Engineering Mail.app is painful, please inform me when it is done

  25. 1615 Posted by hgvr on 24 Dec, 2016 04:54 PM

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    adding myself to be notified when a working version for sierra is available.

  26. 1616 Posted by pandabear_de on 24 Dec, 2016 11:26 PM

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    adding myself to be notified when a working version for sierra is available.

  27. 1617 Posted by oemb1905 on 25 Dec, 2016 01:33 AM

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    Adding for being notified ... think i did before but making sure

  28. 1618 Posted by Etienne on 25 Dec, 2016 02:12 AM

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    please notify me of Sierra compatible version.

  29. 1619 Posted by classicyuppie on 25 Dec, 2016 05:57 AM

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    Please notify me when GPG is Sierra-compatible.

  30. 1620 Posted by patrick.m on 25 Dec, 2016 11:16 AM

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    adding my self to be notified.

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