I wanted to sign a document using the sign/signature tool but for whatever reason, I ended creating a digital signature by mistake now I can't send the email without attaching a private key. I needed to remove this ASAP.
Adobe Reader doesn't allow me to remove the certificate. i.e clicking on the "Remove Id" does nothing.
1. Open Keychain on your mac "search 'keychain' in Spotlight (The magnifying glass icon on the top right of your screen) or Go to >Applications>Utilities>Keychain.app
2. Find the culprit certificate in the list
3. Take a back of the key in case something goes wrong by exporting the certificate.
4. >>> Delete
5. Restart the Mail app and also the Adobe Reader app.
So which key chain is the culprit?
I've deleted a bunch of them and none of them have the effect.
I really must remove the request to type in my password for each email --it's absurd!
Did you resolve this issue. I have the same problem. I also looked under 'My Certificates' but it was empty. Its so frustrating, I cant send any mail. Thanks!
Go to "my certificates' and delete them all and then send mail you should be allowed.
Huma5DD1's solution (delete items in "MyCertificates" - found under the Category menu in the bottom L of the Keychains window) worked for me.
Thank you so much!
I can't find a section described as "MyCertificates" - where is this located?
Mine were located in the "login" section under the Default Keychains title, using MacOS Monterey 12.0.1 with a MBA M1.
Wonderful easy solution to a terrible obscure problem. Thank you!!
Worked great so far.
Thanks and Aloha
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This worked a treat! Thank you 😄
When you open a new email, you can simply deactivate this digital encrypted signing by clicking on the little blue encircled checkmark in the new mail editor window. If you do this, it will stay unchecked for all subsequent emails. So no need to manually delete digital certificates from the keychain.
(I'm on Big Sur 11.1).
Thank you Jelle5C10, simple and elegant. I somehow created a monster without intending to, and all attempts to send some urgent documents failed until I found your solution. Phew! (I am on Monterey 12.0.1). Please accept a large virtual bouquet of flowers :bouquet:
This is the correct solution. No need to delete my digital signatures.
Where is this little blue encircled checkmark? I don't see it! I'm on Monterey
oh wait - it isn't blue on mine but I found it and that worked!!! Thank you!
THIS is the solution that works! thx