GPGMail: How do I stop constant need to fill in my access code

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Andrew Feinstein

12 Jul, 2018 03:38 PM

Every time I use mail a GPG mail box comes up on my screen asking for my password, even if I’m drafting a non-encrypted mail. How can I stope this happening as it is extremely irritating.

I don’t expect the box to come up at all. It never has before

macOS                   10.13.5     17F77
GPG Suite               2018.3      2223    (8d0c266)
GPGMail                 3.0b7       1319    (c2d0df0a)
GPG Keychain            1.4.4       1460    (9010342)
GPGServices             1.11.4      1013    (0b04f6c)
MacGPG                  2.2.8       916     (0ed4a99)
GPG Suite Preferences   2.1.2       997     (1a09bc7)
Libmacgpg               0.8.5       863     (0707962)
pinentry           9       (db18340)
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 18 Jul, 2018 01:27 PM

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    Hi Andrew,

    welcome to the GPGTools support platform. Sorry you are having problems using GPG Suite.

    GPG Suite 2018.3 comes with MacGPG 2.2.x. The migration from 2.0.x to 2.2.x results in stored OpenPGP passwords having to be re-entered. So from what you described it sounds like you had your password stored in macOS keychain earlier and now are being asked to re-enter it.

    Please see this KB-article on how to manage passwords for your keys. You could use a caching time or enable the option to store your OpenPGP passwords in macOS keychain. Then you will not be asked again for your password.

    Let me know if that answers your question and is a solution that works for you.


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