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10.3: S/MIME encryption and Mail.app
Authored by: mundie1010 on Jan 19, '04 12:50:05PM

OK, so I got a Thawte certificate and installed it in my keychain. I wrote a message to myself and signed it. When I received it, it was marked as signed. I replied to it, the padlock was there, so I clicked on it to encrypt the message. However, when I received the encrypted message, mail.app said "Unable to decrypt message". When I clicked on "Show Details" it said "There was a problem decrypting this message. Please check that you have a valid certificate installed in your keychain." I have double-checked the case of the email address in the certificate and in mail.app.

Any idea what the problem might be? Is there some problem with sending encrypted messages to yourself?



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Answer to my Own Question
Authored by: mundie1010 on Jan 19, '04 03:39:43PM

Before getting a Thawte certificate, I had gotten a trial Verisign certificate for the same e-mail address. As soon as I deleted the Verisign certificate, everything worked fine. Doh!



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