GPG Suite Preferences: Sending report asks for passphrase of a wrong key

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28 Dec, 2018 11:08 AM

When I send a report from GPG Suite Preferences Pane, it asks me for a passphrase of a default GPG key that I have in GPG Keychain, whether the e-mail I’m using to send this report is a different one and it has a different key associated with it.

Moreover, if I cancel entering the passphrase (which takes cancelling this dialog at least 3 times, by the way), the report is successfully sent anyway, so apparently this step is not really required.

If the passphrase of a key is indeed required for sending a report, then one would expect it to use the key associated with the e-mail specified in the report instead of the default key.

macOS                   10.14.2     18C54
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GPG Mail    -
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 06 Jan, 2019 07:50 PM

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    Hi artemsyd,

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

    You are asked for the password for all your keys because encryption and decryption is tested for all your keys. This happens when you also send the debug log.

    If you don't send the debug log, you will not be asked for a password for any of your keys.

    All the best,

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