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Protect email with digital certificates
Authored by: axelfoo on Jun 26, '06 09:04:23AM

I used the Certificate Authority to create my own self-signed certificate. I logged out/in but I don't have an option to sign my emails (using mail.app). What am I missing?

Thanks!



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Update: Not in X509 Anchor keychain?
Authored by: axelfoo on Jun 26, '06 09:18:52AM

I think the reason my self-signed certificate isn't working with mail.app is that the certificate is in my login keychain and NOT in my X509 Anchors keychain. I tried dragging the certificate into X509 anchors but it didn't accept my Keychain password. Hmmm... As the Admin of this computer, I guess my keychain password for login items is valid, but not for X509 Anchors. That makes sense, but then how do I get my certificate into the X509 Anchor Keychain so that it can provide some functionality?

Thanks again,
Alex



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doesn't work w/ mail.app
Authored by: kami on Jun 26, '06 03:30:29PM

What you are missing is that this approach doesn't work with any Apple software; not Safari, not Mail.app. Works w/ Mozilla-based goodies, but not anything from Cupertino, as far as I can tell. That's why I rated this hint a 1, partly bc a zero is not an option.



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WHAT? Doesn't work w/ mail.app...
Authored by: axelfoo on Jun 26, '06 04:57:55PM

What a surprising disconnect between Mail.app and OS X! I was refusing to believe that was the case. I guess I'll give it a rest and try not to be too annoyed. Thanks!



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