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

We recommend downloading the GPG Suite which also includes GPGMail. The GPG Suite has everything you need to get started with secure communication and encrypting files in one simple package.
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.
Bug fixes:
  • GPGMail updates should now work even if other Mail plugins are installed.
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
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later





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GPGMail User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Monkeyjunkey commented on 06 Apr 2014
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...
[Version 2.1]

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Junk-App replied on 07 Apr 2014
Maybe the one who made your haircut...
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Kihoalu replied on 13 Apr 2014
Heartbleed?

Tor was affected, which gives me pause to wonder who created Heartbleed.
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MarcoB001 commented on 12 Nov 2013
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).
[Version 2.1]

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GPGTools (developer) replied on 13 Nov 2013
@MarcoB001: OS X 10.9 Mavericks was supported from day 1. Just visit gpgtools.org, download the latest GPG Suite and enjoy :)
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Clauclau replied on 17 Nov 2013
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.
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GPGTools (developer) replied on 19 Nov 2013
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.
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Clauclau replied on 18 Mar 2014
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.
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D'arc Tangent reviewed on 27 Jul 2013
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.
[Version 2.0]

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Bytes replied on 27 Jul 2013
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
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D'arc Tangent replied on 28 Jul 2013
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.
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Bytes replied on 28 Jul 2013
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.
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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 28 Jul 2013
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).
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Bytes reviewed on 27 Jul 2013
Great work guys... please keep it up! I sent another modest donation today to show my appreciation for keeping this important project current.
[Version 2.0]


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Itistoday reviewed on 27 Jul 2013
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! :-)
[Version 2.0]


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Derekcurrie reviewed on 20 May 2013
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."
[Version 2.0b6]

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Fishscale replied on 27 Jul 2013
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!
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Tom_bovo commented on 25 Sep 2012
What happened to the GPG Tools web site? Its not coming up.
http://gpgtools.org
[Version 2.0a30]


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Neil_m commented on 20 Sep 2012
plugin disabled under 10.7.5.
[Version 2.0a30]

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Brian.tully replied on 20 Sep 2012
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!
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Neil_m replied on 20 Sep 2012
thanks.
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Misha replied on 20 Sep 2012
You might also want to try http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37804/mailpluginfix
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Dave Brock reviewed on 08 Jan 2012
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.
[Version 2.0a21]

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D'arc Tangent replied on 08 Jan 2012
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.
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Spherical Cube replied on 08 Jan 2012
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.
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GPGTools Project Team (developer) replied on 11 Jan 2012
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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678 reviewed on 30 Dec 2011
I used to use this app but I don't really have 1) a need as my life is mundane and 2) none of my friends use keys or send or receive encrypted mail or files. So, I have abandoned it. That said, it is a powerful tool and an unbreakable solution that is both elegant and well-implemented.
[Version 2.0a21]


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Raro had trouble on 20 May 2013
Unfortunately the Terminal command to set the default status for signing and encryption for new mails does not work.
[Version 2.0b6]


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Fr34ck had trouble on 03 Mar 2011
With the last release I can't see email writing in text mode.
Bug?
SL 10.6.6
[Version 1.3.2]

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GPGTools Project Team (developer) replied on 03 Mar 2011
Sorry for that - it is a known limitation: http://gpgtools.lighthouseapp.com/projects/65764/tickets/94
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thekidfromtheredbank had trouble on 31 Aug 2009
SNOW LEOPARD WON'T BE SUPPORTED!

this is from the developer:

Dear Users,

Current version of GPGMail (1.2.0) is NOT compatible with coming Snow Leopard's Mail.
New Mail's internals changed a lot, like it did with all major revisions of Mac OS X, and as Apple doesn't give any documentation nor any support for such an unsupported plugin, developers have to work by trials and errors. Based on my experience of previous compatibility work, I can estimate that the workload to make GPGMail compatible with Snow Leopard is at least 40 hours, for me.
Unfortunately I no longer have spare time to do that work (I've always been working on GPGMail during my spare time, not during my work time).
Some people proposed their help, but at this time no one has been able to find enough time to actually do the work. For unexperienced people it will take much more time to do it.
In consequence, there will not be an update of GPGMail for Snow Leopard in the coming months, not even a beta version.
If serious people want to do the work, I will gladly try to help them as much as I can; just contact me.

I'm sorry to leave you without GPGMail on Snow Leopard; until someone does the port, you'll have to rely on Thunderbird and its Enigmail plugin.
[Version 1.2v56]

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Glider.qf replied on 03 Sep 2009
What's the pity... This is a great add-on for Mail.app ...
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Monkeyjunkey commented on 16 Oct 2009
The last post on this page contains a working release. It's not official yet...

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2136007&start=30&tstart=0

Works for me. and a lot of other users.
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dborod had trouble on 19 May 2004
After installing GPGMail 1.0.2 the applescript asks if you'd like to launch mail now. I said yes, and was very surprised that the Classic App called Mail (in Internet Utilities) launched instead rather than Mail.
[Version 1.0.2]



PierreHormel rated on 08 Apr 2014

[Version 2.1]



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Insecure-Software rated on 23 Feb 2014

[Version 2.1]



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Junk-App rated on 19 Feb 2014

[Version 2.1]



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Stephenej rated on 27 Aug 2013

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Monkeyjunkey rated on 26 Aug 2013

[Version 2.0.3]



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Roes rated on 01 Aug 2013

[Version 2.0]



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Nevt rated on 29 Jul 2013

[Version 2.0]



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Monkeyjunkey rated on 28 Jul 2013

[Version 2.0]



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Insecure-Software rated on 28 Jun 2013

[Version 2.0b6]



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Monkeyjunkey rated on 20 May 2013

[Version 2.0b6]


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License:Free
Date:22 Oct 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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