10.9: GPGMail Mavericks

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23 Jul, 2013 09:15 AM

Hi all,

just wanted to let you know that the hack for DP 3 still works for the new DP 4:

$ sudo defaults write /Library/Mail/Bundles/GPGMail.mailbundle/Contents/Info.plist SupportedPluginCompatibilityUUIDs -array-add "$(grep -A 1 "PluginCompatibilityUUID" /Applications/Mail.app/Contents/Info.plist | grep string | cut -f 2 -d ">" | cut -f 1 -d "<")"

$ sudo chmod 644 /Library/Mail/Bundles/GPGMail.mailbundle/Contents/Info.plist

Just apply these two lines after an OS X update with closed Mail app and fire-up Mail again!

  1. 1 Posted by Rob on 23 Jul, 2013 12:41 PM

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    Hi Werner,

    please could you send me the PluginCompatibilityUUID from the DP4 of Mail.app
    I have deleted it and now I couldnt start Mail anymore.


  2. 2 Posted by Matt on 23 Jul, 2013 07:16 PM

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    After running the two commands from Werner, I'm still getting the popup telling me GPGMail has been disabled. I removed the .mailbundle and reinstalled. No dice.

  3. 3 Posted by Matt on 23 Jul, 2013 07:18 PM

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    This is the result I get from DP4.

    PluginCompatibilityUUID = "BAF70BEF-2B7A-43CF-8C78-E5AE56543A4F";

  4. 4 Posted by Rob on 23 Jul, 2013 08:22 PM

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    @Matt: Thanks, thats what i searched ... but I have the same issue like you, no way with the commands

  5. 5 Posted by prich on 24 Jul, 2013 09:28 PM

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    Worked for me as well. Thanks

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Steve on 25 Jul, 2013 04:46 PM

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    We've a ticket for this:


    I'm closing this discussion for overview purposes. It will be re-opened as soon as the ticket is closed so you'll receive a notification. Feel free to open a new discussions should you run into further problems or need assistance.

  7. Steve closed this discussion on 25 Jul, 2013 04:46 PM.

  8. Steve re-opened this discussion on 18 Oct, 2013 06:09 PM

  9. Support Staff 7 Posted by Steve on 18 Oct, 2013 06:09 PM

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    GPGMail Mavericks

    A feature complete version for Mavericks is available and ready for testing.
    This version should work on 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9.

    What to look out for when testing:

    • Especially focus on testing if everything works as expected on Mavericks
    • We've added the sign and encrypt by default settings to the GPGMail preference pane
    • Integrated gnupg 2.0.22 into MacGPG which comes with important security fixes

    Donwload from:

    Please report any issues you find at
    Make sure to put "10.9: " in the subject line for all Mavericks related reports.

    Known Issues
    * GPGMail checkbox for "Encrypt drafts" not aligned * Localization for default options not available (english only currently) * GPGMail Mavericks will show as v2.0.3 Build: 565n

    Looking forward to your feedback.

    Best regards,
    GPGTools Team

    @GPGTools (follow us for updates)

  10. Steve closed this discussion on 23 Oct, 2013 11:22 PM.

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