MacGPG: activation passphrase

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27 Nov, 2018 06:44 PM

I cannot send test email because I don’t know and can’t find activation passphrase. Please help

To be able to start using free trail

macOS                   10.13.6     17G3025
GPG Suite               2018.5      2368    (6f26711)
GPG Mail                3.0.1       1347    (39fef82b)  30 trial days remaining
GPG Keychain            1.4.6       1514    (560b5a9)
GPG Services            1.11.6      1056    (ad0c960)
MacGPG                  2.2.10      921     (b487092)
GPG Suite Preferences   2.1.4       1077    (ad934a9)
Libmacgpg               0.8.7       895     (78f424a)
pinentry                1.1.0       10      (1ff8803)
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 27 Nov, 2018 07:07 PM

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    Hi there,

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

    Could you post a screenshot of what you are seeing when being asked for activation?

    To test GPG Mail, the activation screen should offer a button to "Start Trial" or "Continue Trial". Does that button not show for you?


  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 27 Nov, 2018 07:08 PM

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    Another thought comes to mind: Or are you seeing a "pinentry" dialog asking for the passphrase of your OpenPGP key?

  3. 3 Posted by geezetoomanyque... on 27 Nov, 2018 07:23 PM

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    No it does not show.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Steve on 27 Nov, 2018 07:23 PM

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    Should you be available, could you hop on our live chat here:

    We can't promise a solution, but we'd like to inspect this problem in more detail. When joining the live chat, please post the URL of this discussion so we know which case you are contacting us about.

    All the best

  5. 5 Posted by geezetoomanyque... on 27 Nov, 2018 08:24 PM

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    In the chat area. No one is responding

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Steve on 27 Nov, 2018 08:59 PM

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    We created a new key. Old key with lost password should probably be revoked.

    That means without the password for the old key, messages encrypted to that public key can not be decrypted.

    Make sure to share the new public key with your contacts so that they encrypt their messages to you with the correct public key.


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