Digitally Signing and Encrypting Email Messages – Mozilla Thunderbird.

Digital signatures identify/authenticate you as the document signer and allow document recipients to verify that no one has modified the contents of the document since you signed it. Signing, Encrypting and reading will vary depending on the applications that are involved. Mozilla Thunderbird works differently than other email applications. Keep in mind the following.. In order to encrypt a message in you must also have a copy of that recipients email certificate. You will not be able to encrypt a message sent to your recipient until they send you a signed email with one of their own first. Thunderbird will automatically store the certificates it receives from Digitally Signed/Encrypted Emails. You will need to have your Email certificate imported into […]

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How To Import Email (S/MIME) Certificate – Mozilla Thunderbird?

Before following these instructions, please make sure that you have a copy of your Client (S/MIME) Email Certificate in a PFX/P12 (PKCS#12) format. Typically this file will have a .p12 or .pfx extension consisting of both your public and private keys. When exporting your Client/Email Certificate from wherever it resides there may be a option to export the private key. This option will give you your pfx file. Some applications by default will automatically include the private key  thus giving you a pfx file. Note: These instructions are based on a Windows Operating System. Locations of the options presented below may vary in other operating systems. Step 1: Importing your Email Certificate into Thunderbird: Open Thunderbird. Click on the menu […]

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