[Gpg4win-users-en] Presentation and a Question

Juan Chulilla jl.chulilla at onlineandoffline.net
Tue Nov 23 00:00:32 CET 2010

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I don't know if it can be useful, but I believe that I have focused the
bug somehow and I have found a primitive workaround for it.

Either if I use thunderbird or claws mail, when I send the email AND
passphrase is not cached, GPG lauches gpg2.exe... and email client hangs
until I end the process. Somehow gpg2.exe doesn't complete the call to
passphrase input window. When I finish gpg2.exe process, email client
un-hangs itself, passphrase input window appears, I can introduce the
passphrase and then I can use signed email without problems while
passphrase remains cached.

Workaround: If I firm whatever in the clipboard using GPA, passphrase is
cached. So, before sending any email, I just can cached my passphrase
this way and, after that, use the email client properly.

Of course, it would be nice to work straightfully, but until bug source
is identify, at least it works this way

Best regards,


El 21/11/2010 13:14, Juan Luis Chulilla escribió:
> Dear all,
> I am using WinPG since some years ago. When I migrated to Win 7, I
> founded that last version of WinPG doesn't work properly with UTF-8 /
> Unicode. For instance, accented vowels aren't well represented after
> signing a text. Since I write mostly in Spanish, it was not acceptable
> for me. I wrote to WinPG maintainers and they told me about GPG4win,
> because they know  that UTF-8 bug but nowadays WinPG is no longer
> developed.
> GPG4Win solves correctly the UTF-8 bug for my relief. Indeed,
> Clipboard client is more useful that WinPG one. However, I am
> experiencing a problem related with calling to GPG2.exe.  Either if I
> use clawsmail or Thunderbird, if I try to sign or encrypt, email
> client hangs on until I end GPG2.exe process from Windows Task
> Manager. I doesn't happen every time, but if I open GPA and after that
> I try to sign an email from thunderbird or claws, it happens.
> Do you know any solution or workaround for this problem?
> Thank you very much in advance
> Best regards,
> Juan Chulilla
> P.S.: I have signed this email using GPA
Version: GnuPG v2.0.16 (MingW32)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/


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