Digital ID in Outlook 2010

A Digital ID, also known as a digital certificate, helps prevent message tampering to protect authenticity of an email message. A digital signature adds a unique code to a message which only comes from the digital ID held by the true sender. These next steps will guide you to get a digital ID for sending messages.

i. Get a digital ID for sending messages

Get a digital ID from a certifying authority

1. [File] tab -> click [Options].

Digital ID in Outlook 2010

2. Click [Trust Center] -> Under [Microsoft Outlook Trust Center], click [Trust Center Settings].

Digital ID in Outlook 2010

3. Go to [E-mail Security] tab, under [Digital IDs], click [Get a Digital ID].

Digital ID in Outlook 2010

4. Your web browser will open and display a webpage on the Microsoft Office Online Web site that lists different certification authorities. Click on certification authorities you want to use and follow the instructions on the webpage to register ID to use.

Digital ID in Outlook 2010

Specify a digital ID to use

1. [File] tab -> click [Options].
2. Click [Trust Center] -> Under [Microsoft Outlook Trust Center], click [Trust Center Settings].
3. Go to [E-mail Security] tab, under Encrypted e-mail, click [Settings].

Digital ID in Outlook 2010

Note*** If you have a digital ID, the settings to use the digital ID are automatically configured for you. If you need to use a different ID, follow the next steps.

4. Under Security Settings preference, click [New].
5. In the Security Settings Name box, enter a name.
6. In the [Cryptography Format] list, click [S/MIME]. Depending on your certificate type, you can choose [Exchange Security] instead.
7. Next to the [Signing Certificate] box, click [Choose], and then select a certificate that is valid for digital signing.
8. Select the [Send these certificates with signed messages] check box unless you will be sending and receiving signed messages only within your organization.

Digital ID in Outlook 2010

 

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