Email Encryption Setup
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Standard encrypted email is a secure method of exchanging email with trusted sources. It requires that both parties share public security certificates by exchanging digitally signed messages.
Enter email settings in Email Setup.
Obtain Email Certificate.
Install public and private keys on workstations. See Email Certificate Install.
For each person you want to exchange encrypted email with, share public key certificates by sending digitally signed messages.
Now encrypted email can be exchanged with the recipient.
The certificate cache is always checked when sending. If a certificate expires, you will need to repeat the steps above with the recipient.
To receive encrypted email, security certificates for your email address must be installed on workstations that will receive the email.
To send encrypted email, the email recipient must have encrypted email set up and have shared their public key with you.
Trust of Security Certificates are computer-specific. If you send an email from the computer you use as your Email Client (Computer Name to Receive New Email From in General Email Settings), every time you send email, the recipient is added to your trusted list automatically. If you receive a message from an unknown recipient that is not in your trusted list, when you open email and decrypt a message, you will be prompted to add the recipient to your trusted list.
Direct messaging is a method of encrypted email that is intended to simplify the discovery of public key certificates, but additional setup is required. See Email Direct Encryption.