GPG plugin view issues -- it's not encrypted or signed, but I need to enter my passphrase

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16 May, 2014 09:42 AM

I've got the GPG plugin installed. I replied to an email, and inadvertently the "sign" and/or "encrypt" button was on when I sent my response. I got asked for my GPG passphrase. But all questions were about very old passphrases that I have forgotten long ago. So I clicked cancel till I wasn't asked anymore.

The email got sent.

Now, whenever I view that email thread (I bcc'd myself), I get asked for these old passphrases, and I need to hit Escape eleven times to dismiss them all, and after that I can see the email without any issues. But for almost everything I do, I need to hit Escape eleven times again...

This is a less than perfect description, I understand. But with having to hit Escape so often, it's kind of hard to produce the perfect description... I can try if necessary.


  1. 1 Posted by kai.grossjohann on 16 May, 2014 11:51 AM

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    Okay, I've taken a closer look, and this is what I found:

    • I created an email and selected both "sign" and "encrypt". I sent the email, bcc'ing myself. There was no prompt for the passphrase.
    • I looked at my copy, and it asks me for passphrases eleven times.
    • After hitting Cancel eleven times, I can view the message with no issues.
    • The source code indicates it's a signed message, there is no hint of any encryption.

    This doesn't look right. I'm attaching the message source code as a text file.

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