Mac Mail unusable since GPG Suite install

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21 Dec, 2018 01:15 PM


I installed GPGSuite for the first time, a few days after the Mojave update, and since the install I haven't been able to get the Mail app to work. Basically, I'm having the same problem as Brandon:

Yes I get the small dot indicator in the dock under Mail and it bounces once. However under the Mail menu bar, most options are greyed out (ex: Preferences). So it very much seems like it's "half" running. I do not get a crash report.

I have tried everything to get Mail to reopen. It has been down for a month. I have also installed the nightly update but it hasn't changed anything in terms of getting the app to function properly again. Has anyone solved this?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 21 Dec, 2018 02:03 PM

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    Hi Jason,

    unfortunately this happens due to a bug in macOS Mail on Mojave. We have filed the bug with Apple but it is unclear how long it will take them to resolve the issue.

    Following are the steps that should fix this problem:

    • Close
    • Open Terminal and run the following command:

      sudo rm -rf ~/Library/Containers/

    • Open

    After following these steps, Mail should be working properly again.

  2. Steve closed this discussion on 01 Sep, 2019 06:33 PM.

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