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GPGMail is an open source plugin for Apple Mail. Encrypt, decrypt, sign and verify mails.

Note: The GPGTools team adds the following:
We strongly recommend downloading the GPG Suite instead of this single tool, if you want to use mail and or file encryption on your mac. GPG Suite includes GPGMail.

What's New

Version 2.1:

New features:
  • Fully compatible with OS X 10.9 Mavericks: Mavericks is here and so is GPGMail! We are proud to announce that from today on GPGMail officially supports OS X 10.9.
  • Change "Encrypt/Sign by default" in GPGMail preferences: Our most popular request: it's now possible to change "encrypt/sign by default" in GPGMail preferences.
  • more...

Requirements

OS X 10.7 or later

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4 people found this review helpful
Version 2.0b6
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Monkeyjunkey Member IconComment+1408
Monkeyjunkey
+0

I wonder who keeps upvoting the closed source, MAS only proprietary Cryptix software in this listing and keeps down voting the Tor Browser Bundle?

Must be an interesting person or agency...

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Version 2.1
Kihoalu
+3

Heartbleed?

Tor was affected, which gives me pause to wonder who created Heartbleed.

MarcoB001 Member IconComment+10
MarcoB001
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This a helpful package and I like it a lot.
They have to be a little quicker with the updates, GPGMail is broken since Apple updated Mail to version 7 (1822).

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Version 2.1
GPGTools (Developer)
+1

@MarcoB001: OS X 10.9 Mavericks was supported from day 1. Just visit gpgtools.org, download the latest GPG Suite and enjoy :)

Clauclau
+0

I can confirm Version 7.0 (1822) don't work neither if the app language is set to English and after full uninstall (including shell script unisntaller only and GPG agent shutdown from Activity Monitor):

"Mail has disabled the following plug-ins:

GPGMail

Contact the makers of these plug-ins for versions that are compatible with Mail 7.0 and Message 7.0."

This happened to be since 10.9 official. We'll see what other problems 10.9.1 will bring. Thanks for your effort GPG team.

GPGTools (Developer)
+0

Clauclau: have you tried re-installing the GPG Suite from our webpage? Also if anybody runs into trouble we do have a support platform. So if you want help and want to make sure we notice your request please do use http://support.gpgtools.org and well help you out.

Clauclau
+0

It drove me mad: Basically the problem consists into someone moving mail into a nice and clean folder as iOS does it with its apps. For example: within OS X applications folder you want to create 4 folders named by topic (Chat, Games, Internet and default Utilities folder). Mail.app falls into internet folder and no matter if Permissions are correct or fixed by Disk Utility, The GPG plugin installer as well as UniversalMailer plugin installer (that's where i got the explanation from) as well as all others probably, can't interpret the version of mail installed. So what I did is just to copy Mail.app from its internet subfolder back to main application folder. Then I reinstall both plugins with no need of uninstall them. Then I just had to delete the newly copy Mail.app without the need of deleting the master one in the internet subfolder.

D'arc Tangent Member IconReview+14
D'arc Tangent
+1

Great package, it all just works, with one little persistent problem that went away during the last update, but seems to be back again.
I would like PGP *OFF* by default, and to toggle it on when I need it. This is how it works with encryption already, but it keeps setting the sign msgs default to ON. I don't want this.
This preference was *finally* fixed in the last GPGmail release, but it seems to be re-broken again in this one.
Or am I an idiot, is there some place where I can set the default to encrypt and sign email, to OFF, and only click the lock or sign icon when I want it? If so, I cannot seem to find it.

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Version 2.0
Bytes
+6

Actually you can paste the following into terminal to turn off the signing preference...

defaults write ~/Library/Preferences/org.gpgtools.gpgmail SignNewEmailsByDefault -bool NO

For more commands see their hidden settings page...

http://support.gpgtools.org/kb/faq-gpgmail/gpgmail-2-hidden-settings

D'arc Tangent
+2

OMFG dude, thank you!!!!! That just made everything so much better. If I could I'd re-rate it from 4 stars to 5. Thank you Bytes.

Bytes
+0

I'm glad to help D'arc Tangent. I had the same problem a while back and happened to remember there was an easy solution in a support FAQ I read.

MacUpdate-Jess
+1

D'arc Tangent, another option would be to try using Cmd-Opt-X and Cmd-Opt-Y to toggle encryption and signing status, respectively, as mentioned in the 'What's New' section above. :-)

If that doesn't provide a permanent solution, Bytes' suggestion sounds like the path to follow (please pardon the pun).

Bytes Member IconReview+41
Bytes
+2

Great work guys... please keep it up! I sent another modest donation today to show my appreciation for keeping this important project current.

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Version 2.0
Itistoday Member IconReview+89
Itistoday
+2

This really should be a featured (red) listing. It's simply the easiest way to send emails securely on the Mac. I'm glad it's working on 10.8 now! :-)

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Version 2.0
Derekcurrie Member IconReview+715
Derekcurrie
+4

Gnu Privacy Guard remains geek ware, meaning that it is difficult to set up and use by an average Mac user. The learning curve for new users can be extremely steep with a lot of questions asked along the way. However, patience provides rich rewards because GPG lets you:

1) Digitally sign your email with a verified public key. This let's receivers verify that you, and only you, have sent them an email. This can be extremely important.

2) Use unbreakable encryption on any file and any email. You can even use overkill encryption if you wish to be especially careful. With in already incredible amount of cybercrime and cyber-espionage on the Internet, this can be profoundly important.

If you use the email features, keep in mind that encrypting email on your end requires the use of a source email address associated with your GPG key AS WELL AS a receiving email that ALSO has its own publicly available key. Otherwise, no encryption is allowed. However, digital signing is always available.

I have so far tested the current versions of GPGTools and GPGMail with OS X 10.7.5 and had total success. The new version of GPGMail provides support for OS X 10.8. I will be testing these current versions with 10.8.3 and 10.8.4 beta. If there are issues with either, I will post here in another message.

Installing GPGTools/GPGMail is extremely easy. The hard part begins when you have to create your first key, upload your public key to the public server, and begin to use its features. Never by stymied by the learning curve. All of the features work. It simply takes patience and time to figure them out and gain enough experience to be comfortable with them. Excellent documentation is now available. You'll find links to the docs at the end of the installation process. Read them carefully through, then use them step-by-step to get yourself going.

The effort put into creating GPGTools and keeping them compatible with ever changing OS X is slow and painstaking. Please appreciate these efforts by putting GPG to work for you and by donating to the open source project. GPG is entirely free for all Mac users and it works beautifully once you understand the geeky details involved. Thank you to everyone who contributes to this terrific and critical project!

If you are a USA citizen and need a reminder of what GPG is for, here is the 4th Amendment of the US Constitution:

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Here is what Benjamin Franklin had to say about liberty and safety::

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

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Version 2.0b6
Fishscale
+3

Nice review, the GPG Tools Project Team has done a masterful job keeping up to date all the pieces that make up the main tools installer.

Learning curve should not be bad at all, even for those who have never used pgp/gpg. Most everything can be solved via a GUI, whether your keychain or the services to act on files and text. A project that deserves a donation if you use it, even if it is every so often.

If just getting started I would recommend reading some general gpg command line use tutorials/intros and then watching the provided videos and other resources relating specifically to this project. With even a basic understanding of GPG from a quick, likely old, tutorial you will be able to breeze through setup and operation of this project.

Keep up the great work, we all appreciate it!

Raro Member IconComment+6
Raro
+0

Unfortunately the Terminal command to set the default status for signing and encryption for new mails does not work.

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Version 2.0b6
Tom_bovo Member IconComment+185
Tom_bovo
+0

What happened to the GPG Tools web site? Its not coming up.
http://gpgtools.org

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Version 2.0a30
Neil_m Member IconComment+179
Neil_m
+0

plugin disabled under 10.7.5.

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Version 2.0a30
Brian.tully
+1

if you look at http://support.gpgtools.org/discussions/everything/1959-osx-update-mail-53-compatibility you'll see a download link to the latest nightly that fixes the issue: https://nightly.gpgtools.org/GPGMail-latest.dmg
Hope that helps!

Neil_m
+0

thanks.

Misha
+1

You might also want to try http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37804/mailpluginfix

Dave Brock Member IconReview+53
Dave Brock
+2

Regarding the below, no, nothing has changed with the new version. Let me rephrase the question: can ANYBODY reading this, pick an email address to send an encrypted message to and then select a key which is not tied directly to that email address? There used to be a drop-down menu for selecting this, it doesn't exist anymore.

To the dev: in your own support area, you already have two tickets for this, you know the feature doesn't even exist in the current build, so why would you possibly suggest that re-installing everything would make a non-existent feature function?

http://gpgtools.lighthouseapp.com/projects/65764/tickets/375-select-key-for-recipient#ticket-375-3

There's another one from a few weeks back on the same topic I can't find off-hand.

The feature can't possibly work for anybody, because it's not present in the current release. I can't find the other ticket, but the answer was that some kind of terminal hack work-around would be offered to associate keys with a given email address before a proper fix took place.

I'm ok with waiting, but why make people go around in circles with re-installing something that doesn't work for anybody (that specific feature)?

I'm also giving the app 5 stars because it's a sweet setup for GPG in Mail.app and I have faith that it will eventually work. But the devs answer is kind of misleading.

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Version 2.0a21
D'arc Tangent
+2

This.

Still does nothing. Following the link above it seems to not work because it isn't re-implemented in the Lion version yet. At least I know it's not something dumb I'm doing personally.

Spherical Cube
+2

I'm guessing the dev replying is whatever person is in charge of responding to GPGTools messages on MacUpdate but doesn't necessarily know what anybody is talking about. No, re-installing won't fix a feature that hasn't been added back in for the Lion builds yet.

The other msg you're talking about is this one.

http://gpgtools.lighthouseapp.com/projects/65764/tickets/402-no-way-to-select-recipients-key#ticket-402-5

tl;dr version: It doesn't work for anybody. It's supposed to be back in 2.0b1 release.

GPGTools Project Team (Developer)
+0

Hi all, thanks for the feedback. Just to clarify: the feature in question has not yet been implemented yet and Spherical Cube got the right ticket link for this feature. We hope we can implement this soon.

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ErvinsS
Version 2.1
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PierreHormel
Version 2.1
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Stephenej
Version 2.0.3
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Monkeyjunkey
Version 2.0.3
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Roes
Version 2.0
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Nevt
Version 2.0
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Monkeyjunkey
Version 2.0
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Monkeyjunkey
Version 2.0b6
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Monkeyjunkey
Version 2.0a30
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Macdamien1
Version 2.0a30
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Date 22 Oct 2013
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