What does the status bubble in GPGMail indicate?

Mail > Settings > GPG Mail shows a colored bubble indicating whether GPG Mail is running fine. Clicking the bubble takes users to this very KB-article.

Green: Everything is groovy - all systems up and operational ✨

Red: MacGPG 2 not found - please reinstall GPG Suite 💾

Orange: GPG not working as expected ⚠️

To resolve this, close Mail app, open Terminal app (easy to find via Spotlight) and execute the following commands one after the other:

launchctl unload /Library/LaunchAgents/org.gpgtools.Libmacgpg.xpc.plist; sleep 5;
launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchAgents/org.gpgtools.Libmacgpg.xpc.plist

Start Mail and check the color of the bubble. If it remains orange please open System Settings > General > Login Items and ensure the following items are active:

  • fixGpgHome
  • GPGSuite_Updater
  • org-gpgtools.Libmacgpg
  • shutdown-gpg-agent

Should your problem persist open System Settings > GPG Suite > Send Report and describe your problem in as much detail as possible. We recommend to include the Debug Log. We will then help you out getting your setup fixed.