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How do I install my Secure E-mail Certificate on Outlook 2003?

Article Number: 46430

Question:
How do I install my Secure E-mail Certificate on Outlook 2003?

Answer:

1 – Click on Tools in the Outlook menu.
2 – Select Options.
3 – Click on the Security tab.
4 – Click on the Settings button to select the secure e?mail certificate.

Security Setting Name:  Give the security setting a name. This is just a label.

Cryptographic Format: S/MIME should be selected.

Signing Certificate: Select your secure e?mail certificate – click CHOOSE and select your certificate from the list.

Encryption Certificate: Select your secure e?mail certificate – click CHOOSE and select your certificate from the list.

Save this security setting.





To get Outlook to display the encryption and signing functions:

1 – Create a new e-mail Message.

2 – In the blank message, click on Tools > Customize.

3 – Select the Commands tab.

4 – Under Categories, select Standard and the locate the options “Digitally Sign Message” and "Encrypt Message contents..”

4 – Drag both of those options to the new message tool bar, so that they appear email message.

5 – You can then click these options to sign and encrypt your e-mail messages.

Signing and Encrypting Messages

Now that you have your secure e-mail certificate installed, you can Sign and Encrypt e-mail messages.

To Sign an E-mail Message, simply click the Sign button in Outlook. There is no other setup required. When users receive your e-mail, they will see a message that the e-mail has been digital signed.

To Encrypt an E-mail Message, you will need to provide your public key to the party you wish to encrypt for, and vice versa.

The recommended way to do this Exchange is to send the other party a Signed e-mail. This e-mail will contain a copy of your certificate.  The other party should send you a signed message as well, so that you can obtain a copy of their public key.

After receiving the Signed e-mail containing a copy of the other person's secure e-mail certificate, you need to store that contact and certificate on your computer.

1 - Right click on the sender name.
2 - Select Add to Outlook Contacts



3 - You can check to make sure the users certificate is included by clicking Certificates.
4 - Click Save and Close.

You can now exchange Encrypted e-mails with that user.

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