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10.3: S/MIME encryption and Mail.app
Authored by: Eric Murphy on Feb 01, '04 04:00:05PM

Hmm...I downloaded a digital certificate (from PHPki) and installed it in Keychain Access. It shows up there, looks pretty normal and usable. But Mail seems completely unaware of its existence. The "encrypt" and "sign" buttons don't appear in composition windows. I cannot even sign messages, let alone encrypt them. Is there anything else I need to do to let Mail know my digital signature exists?



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10.3: S/MIME encryption and Mail.app
Authored by: clements on Feb 05, '04 04:57:04PM

The public certificate is not what you need to encrypt the mail; what Mail needs is a private key. I have one that Thawte generated, and it shows up in Keychain Access with kind 'Private Key, RSA, 2048-bit'. The certificate merely certifies that your public key is what you say it is, and that your e-mail address is what you say it is, etc.



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10.3: S/MIME encryption and Mail.app
Authored by: Schwie on Jan 01, '07 09:39:18PM
Eric,

Check out my response posted here, as I'm pretty sure you're experiencing a similar problem:

<http://www.macosxhints.com/comment.php?mode=display&format=threaded&order=ASC&pid=36243>;

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