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Many thanks Greg - I'll give that a try!

Espionage 3 / Disk Utility links encrypted folders to their sparse images
« on: December 21, 2014, 10:11:26 PM »
I've just noticed that if I open Disk Utility, it lists each unlocked Espionage folder together with its sparse image and allows you to reveal the location of each sparse image by ctrl-clicking it in the Disk Utility list.  This is so even if Espionage itself is locked. Doesn't this undermine 'plausible deniability'?

(I'm using Espionage 3.6.2 and Mavericks 10.9.5)

Espionage 3 / version 3.6.2
« on: November 18, 2014, 09:36:11 PM »
The new feature in v.3.6.2 which tells you which file is preventing a folder from locking is a brilliant success as far as I am concerned.  It consistently highlights the fact that the obstacle which has been preventing my Mail folder from locking is Force quitting this allows me to lock Mail.

 Is it likely that my file is corrupted - and if so is the solution to delete it and then recreate all the accounts and settings?

Espionage 3 / Mail Inbox contents visible on startup
« on: October 22, 2014, 06:25:23 PM »
I have my Mail folder encrypted. I have just restarted my MacBook Pro having had Mail open and found that, once the computer had started up, the contents of my Mail inbox were briefly visible for perhaps 1-2 seconds, allowing the contents of the 'From', 'Subject' and 'Date received' columns to be seen.  Immediately after that the list of messages disappeared and was replaced by the screen normally shown when trying to start Mail without unlocking it (an Inbox with no contents and a dialog saying "Choose a mail account to add").

I don't recall trying to launch Mail as I had not yet unlocked any folders.But I have a macro which launches Mail so its possible that  I may have hit the shortcut for launching Mail without thinking about it.

I have restarted a couple of times more, without reproducing this.

The console shows:

22/10/2014 18:41:14.641 Espionage[421]: INFO: backed up: /Users/mf/Library/Application Support/com.taoeffect.Espionage3/Backups/database3 2014-10-22 184114
22/10/2014 18:43:06.121 Espionage[178]: FAILURE: Job com.taoeffect.Espionage3Helper is not loaded in launchd.

I'm using 10.9.5 and Espionage 3.6.1

Espionage 3 / Re: Unlocking large folders in 3.6.1
« on: October 21, 2014, 12:00:08 AM »
I'm sorry this is causing you so much work and really impressed with the lengths you're going to.

I'm using Mavericks 10.9.5 and Espionage 3.6.1

I've just unlocked Mail twice. The first time I waited for the slider button to go from grey to white on its own. There were no Espionage entries in the the console log at all. The second time, rather than waiting the full 4 or 5 minutes for the button to change color, I clicked on the "i" button next to the slider, which prompts the button to go white, and this entry appeared:

21/10/2014 00:45:20.475 Espionage[182]: ERROR (-[StatFolderTask go:]:56): failed to calculate folder size for '/Users/mf/Library/Mail': Error Domain=Espionage Code=1000 "User canceled size calculation" UserInfo=0x60000447ae40 {NSLocalizedDescription=User canceled size calculation}

There were a lot of Mail entries in the console during this period. Are they of any interest?

Espionage 3 / Re: Unlocking large folders in 3.6.1
« on: October 08, 2014, 07:07:21 AM »
Thanks Greg - no problem.

Espionage 3 / Logging out
« on: October 07, 2014, 09:59:25 AM »
If I log out of my account with unlocked folders, the folders are still unlocked when I log back in (OS 10.9.5 and Esp 3.6.1) Is that expected behaviour?

If it is, is there a way of getting the folders to lock when I log out without (a) setting each folder to automatically lock after a set period of inactivity or (b) manually triggering "lock all folders" first?


Espionage 3 / Re: Unlocking large folders in 3.6.1
« on: October 07, 2014, 09:17:52 AM »
I'm using Mavericks, 10.9.5

I'm not aware of having seen this problem with 3.6.0. If there was a delay, it would have been very short and I would have assumed it was normal for a large file. I saw nothing like the delay of several minutes I'm getting with 3.6.1

I have added some new encrypted folders since 3.6.0 but the Mail folder which is causing the problem has not changed, it was encrypted under 3.6.0 as well as 3.6.1

Running the procedure you suggested: hdiutil pops us then disappears about 5 seconds after Mail unlocks. It doesn't hang about until the button goes from gray to white.

Let me know if I can run any other kind of test that might help.

Espionage 3 / Re: Unlocking large folders in 3.6.1
« on: October 05, 2014, 10:59:20 PM »

Espionage 3 / Re: Unlocking large folders in 3.6.1
« on: October 05, 2014, 05:41:21 PM »

Sorry the above figures are the wrong way round!  Its 4 minutes to unlock with the folder actions; 55 seconds without them!

Espionage 3 / Re: Unlocking large folders in 3.6.1
« on: October 05, 2014, 05:37:05 PM »
With the folder actions in place, the greyed out button changes to white 55 seconds after clicking 'Unlock'

Without the folder actions (ie deleting 'Open Mail' and 'Unlock Folder') the greyed out button changes to white 4 minutes after clicking 'Unlock'

Espionage 3 / Re: Unlocking large folders in 3.6.1
« on: October 05, 2014, 04:50:54 PM »
I have now locked Mail again while it was running with the Inbox open. I have also observed the greyed out button after unlocking Mail. I repeated each 3 times but nothing related to Espionage has come up in the console.

Espionage 3 / Re: Unlocking large folders in 3.6.1
« on: October 05, 2014, 02:22:53 PM »

Thanks Szolt

I have a folder action to quit Mail before locking it. So I assumed that what I observed (clicking the “Lock” button causes Mail to quit and then lock) is the intended behaviour. Isn’t that right? 

(I have a similar folder action with BusyCal. Just a single folder action: Quit BusyCal.  This allows me to quit and then lock BusyCal while its running, which it does successfully.)

More often, when I try and lock Mail while it is running, Mail just quits but fails to lock, presumably because other files associated with Mail are still open. I’ve just tried it again and this is the output:

05/10/2014 15:14:18.126 Espionage[393]: ERROR (+[DiskMaster unmountDiskForFolderFace:mountpoint:forcefully:updateUI:error:]:533): failed because: unlockStatus != noErr
05/10/2014 15:14:18.126 Espionage[393]: ERROR (-[LockFolderTask go:]:84): failed to unmount '/Users/mf/Library/Mail': Error Domain=NSOSStatusErrorDomain Code=-47 "The operation couldn’t be completed. (OSStatus error -47.)" (fBsyErr: File is busy (delete))
05/10/2014 15:14:18.126 Espionage[393]: INFO: Posted critical message: Failed to lock 'Mail': The operation couldn’t be completed. (OSStatus error -47.)

I will send you the requested console outputs when I reproduce the phenomenon!

Espionage 3 / Unlocking large folders in 3.6.1
« on: October 04, 2014, 07:48:30 AM »
When I unlock my large Mail folder (65 GB) with version 3.6.1. the slider in the Espionage window is very slow to reflect the unlocked status. It remains grayed out, even though Mail has been unlocked, launched and is functioning normally (see screenshot). While its grayed out, Mail can't be locked. Clicking the "i" updates the button to its correct state. Otherwise, it remains grayed out for several minutes.   

On the other hand, I can now sometimes lock this large Mail folder without first manually quitting Mail, which hadn't been possible with 3.6.0.

Espionage 3 / Re: Mail refusing to Lock
« on: September 09, 2014, 09:50:16 PM »
Thanks for these suggestions Greg & Szolt. Unfortunately, neither technique for ejecting Mail worked.  I get a message that Mail failed to eject because one or more programs may be using it.

Typing lsof | grep -i Mail into the Terminal producing this:

cfprefsd   177   mf  txt      REG                1,1       372 10165775 /Users/mf/Library/Containers/
cfprefsd   177   mf  txt      REG                1,1       131   435191 /Users/mf/Library/Preferences/
iMOnTime   230   mf  txt      REG                1,1       777  1749573 /Applications/  257   mf  txt      REG                1,1     68496  6794984 /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ShareKit.framework/Versions/A/PlugIns/Mail.sharingservice/Contents/MacOS/Mail  762   mf  txt      REG                1,1     74944  6741117 /System/Library/InternetAccounts/Mail.iaplugin/Contents/MacOS/Mail  762   mf  txt      REG                1,8     32768   639477 /Users/mf/Library/Mail/V2/MailData/Envelope Index-shm  762   mf    6u     REG                1,8 206848000   639476 /Users/mf/Library/Mail/V2/MailData/Envelope Index  762   mf    7u     REG                1,8   1676872   639478 /Users/mf/Library/Mail/V2/MailData/Envelope Index-wal  762   mf    8u     REG                1,8     32768   639477 /Users/mf/Library/Mail/V2/MailData/Envelope Index-shm 1389   mf  cwd      DIR                1,1       374   436438 /Users/mf/Library/Containers/ 1389   mf  txt      REG                1,1     48576  6741234 /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/MailService.framework/Versions/A/XPCServices/ 

I quit ImOnTime, in case that was causing the problem, but I was still unable to eject Mail. Does the above suggest any other possible cause?

If I restart the computer, then unlock Mail, I can lock it straight afterwards. But after I've been working for a while, it refuses to lock.

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