Not all that long ago I wrote a post on how to setup PGP on Mac OS X, and a similar post on PGP Setup for Windows. Since then there have been a number of updates, but one deal-breaker (at least for me) has been Apple’s latest OS X Beta, El Capitan (10.11) which broke GPGMail entirely.
Getting GPGMail working with El Capitan
The latest Alpha release of GPGMail (from the GPGTools suite) is now available with support for the latest Beta version of Apple’s OS X 10.11 El Capitan! Want it? Go get it! Just remember – It’s a nightly release: There are known issues and problems should be expected!
To get setup with the latest Alpha of GPGMail, head over to GPGTools Nightlies and grab the special alpha “GPG Mail for El Captian” release from the bottom of the list:
The GPGTools Nightlies Webpage
Once you’ve downloaded the DMG file, mount it with finder and run the installation. You might want to close Mac Mail before doing so!
The installation will complete, and the familiar GPGTools buttons are back, along with the OpenPGP green button on the top-right of new messages!
GPGMail: Composing a mail on El Capitan
Looking good! The received version has all the usual verification marks, showing that the message (which was Encrypted and Signed using My PGP Key), as you can see below:
GPGMail: Receiving a PGP-Encrypted Mail in El Capitan
So now I have OpenPGP functionality restored to my Mac once again thanks to the awesome team at GPGTools, and for an alpha build, it really isn’t all that bad! Hopefully a beta release will be available soon, in the mean time this release will certainly do the trick for me, as signing, encrypting, decrypting, and verifying messages all seems to work without a hiccup.
PS. You can find me on Keybase as Danw33!