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Gmail issues fixed

Release planned Sunday ;)


For me, FireGPG is simply AWESOME! Unfortunately, it is “half broken” with Firefox 3.6.3 (German language). I can decrypt messages like I was used to but whenever I try to compose a message, I receive the small red ribbon stating something seems to be broken. Error is:

checkDock/compose chrome://firegpg/content/Webmails/Gmail/cgmail2.js 669 children[0] is undefined

checkDock/compose chrome://firegpg/content/Webmails/Gmail/cgmail2.js 669 children[0] is undefined

I tried to deactivate Google Labs, deactivated ALL extensions (except FireGPG) but still no luck. Would be awesome if there is a fix?



Thorsten, 2010-04-26 22:21:16

Where does one report bugs? I have an issue that when fetching a key from the server, the clock graphic that get put up does not go away. I reloaded the page, closed the tab, minimized the browser and even switched to another desktop in my Gnome desktop and the clock was still there. That is annoying!

Also, could there be a preference to never ask whether I want to ‘fetch the key form the server’? Could it be possible to just show a yellow text ‘No key available’ instead of ‘Signed email’ and then when I want to check the signature I would click on the ‘No key available’ and then you app could get the key from the server in background. And just replace the text without annoying me again with a useless pop-up?

Aigars Mahinovs, 2009-11-23 22:21:17

@Aigars: Get the lastest version…

Maximilien Cuony [The_glu] , 2009-11-24 08:42:55

Non working for Firefox 3.5.7 @ Windows! Any fix soon?

N900, 2010-01-12 15:49:12

You have problem with your smtp server, check your password and/or use anthoer (eg. your internet provided’s smtp)

Maximilien Cuony [The_glu] , 2009-11-13 11:52:25

Says October 8 on the status page, a typo?

scalyblue, 2009-11-07 08:00:42

Yes it’s a typo ;)

@Benjamin: Not yet, but I will find something.

Maximilien Cuony [The_glu] , 2009-11-07 09:00:08

I use a Google App domain with Firefox 3.0.

FireGPG work like a charm for me…

David DST, 2010-03-03 15:27:24


I recently discovered FireGPG. A pretty good job ! Unfortunetely it doesn’t function with Firefox 3.6.

Do you plan to publish a release for F. 3.6 and followers ? Is the devellopment of FireGPG off ? Do you know any similar software ?

Thank you for your job !

Sincerely yours,


Camel, 2010-04-12 16:37:03

Works great here.

Thanks for your hard work and effort. I love the comments on your congratulations page - do people really keep forwarding the error, even when you say not to? :-)

Please dont give up on this project!

AK, 2009-11-08 21:49:47

Yep AK, wanna see my Inbox ? ;)

Maximilien Cuony [The_glu] , 2009-11-08 21:58:30

Hi! I’m very anxious to use FireGPG and it actually works quite well with Gmail. That is, the normal Gmail. It doesn’t work with Gmail as a Hosted App. I’m guessing it would be a slight change to make this work, but I’m not sure where to dig, or if you have plans to include this soon.

Jonas Öberg, 2010-01-08 19:21:54

I really want to use this for my Non-profit company of roughly 61 employees. We’re using Google Apps for your Domain (GAFYD) email for our website, etc. But I can’t WAIT to get FireGPG to work with it.

Please let us know if you’re getting this going, and if you’re planning on a Chrome release.

Finally, are you planning to add additional team members to your project? Because if you burn out.. we’ll all die seeing there’s no more updates. :)


Mark H, 2010-01-14 14:54:13

I’m looking for team members, yes :)

Maximilien Cuony [The_glu] , 2010-01-14 14:59:04

Is there any word on when/if FireGPG will be fixed?

Katie, 2010-01-08 21:37:40

No date.

Maximilien Cuony [The_glu] , 2010-01-08 21:39:37

I’m looking at this and on my google apps domains what does work is if I use inline signatures, but it does not work with attached signatures.

Do we know when this might get time to look at it? So we can generalize to google apps domains?

It looks like you are aware of the issue, but I’m curious where we find bug reports, and report bugs.

Jigme Datse Rasku

Jigme Datse Rasku, 2010-03-05 10:24:38

Will you guys have a Google Chrome extension for FireGPG soon?

anon, 2009-12-18 08:26:44

Hello guys! Thanks for the good work, but the latest version does not work for me. (using firefox 3.5.5) Please help. Here are the errors when i try to send a message: and Thanks and sorry if i’m the problem ;)

dopefish, 2009-11-13 02:06:45

Hello, I like very much this plugin ; same as other people before, I would like to see a working version of FireGPG for firefox 3.6 that can send encrypted messages through Gmail.

Thanks, Le Barde.

Le Barde, 2010-05-17 09:19:28


damir, 2010-07-24 15:32:58

I just built it from svn and it works.

Seems awesome Maximilien.

Thank you very much.

Luís Bastião Silva, 2009-11-07 00:37:35

Thanks, glu.

By the way, the status page says that you plan to release the fix… a month ago. Typo?

Sue D. Nymme, 2009-11-06 17:50:07

Looking forward to it. The constant “FireGPG: Gmail support seems broken. Details Status’s page Close” bubble is really annoying, is there any way to disable that without entirely removing FireGPG?

Benjamin C. Wiley Sittler, 2009-11-06 20:02:31

I too have the same problem as Thorsten. Decryption/reading emails is fine, but encrypting/sending isn’t.

Seems that using the older version of gmail works ok when sending, though. But - it is a pain in the ass swapping back and forward…

Nonetheless, awesome software! Hope the bug doesn’t bore too deep.

Jeremy Stratos, 2010-05-11 15:20:02

Its works with Fx 3.6, just use the version on

Maximilien Cuony [The_glu] , 2010-04-13 08:59:46