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David F 01-30-2008 05:11 PM

Sending Secure Email with Digital ID Verisign
 
Many people email sensitive information by email when they should not. When
using the internet it pays to be paranoid and it is quite easy and
inexpensive to install a digital ID for encryption.

Although not listed on the Microsoft website as a provider of digital ID
certificates for Office 2007 on this page:
https://digitalid.verisign.com/enrollment/MS_pcmp.htm

Verisign is indeed a provider. Special instructions have to be followed
when requesting a certificate with Vista/IE7 which are listed on the top of
the certificate enrollment page.
https://digitalid.verisign.com/client/class1MS.htm

Also special instructions for installing a certificate in various version of
Outlook including Outlook 2007 are here:
http://www.verisign.com/support/digi...dev029379.html

Certificate costs are $20/year but you can get a 60 day free trial to try it
out.

The certificate allows for both:
1. Digital signing.
2. Encrypted email (the receipient of the email must have a certificate as
well).
The encrypted email is very important for sending secure information
including credit care numbers, social security numbers, and patient medical
information. Some people send secure information such as this without
encryption but they should not.


Steve Foster [SBS MVP] 02-01-2008 02:45 PM

Re: Sending Secure Email with Digital ID Verisign
 
David F wrote:

>Verisign is indeed a provider.


I choose to not deal with Verisign at every opportunity.

They're the company that tried to hijack bad DNS requests to refer traffic
to themselves. They're the company that now makes "protective"
registrations of names that you look up (for prospective purchase) via
their site.

The litany of bad practices at Verisign is ridiculously long.

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Steve Foster [SBS MVP]
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David F 02-01-2008 07:01 PM

Re: Sending Secure Email with Digital ID Verisign
 
Well, you're perfectly entitled to pay the $360 / year that the two listed
Office 2007 vendors charge instead of the $20/year I spend using Verisign.
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ma...504841033.aspx is the
list without Verisign (that needs to be corrected to add it) and has

http://www.avocosecure.com/html_page...2trust_buy.htm
Price: USD 370.00 [Volume discount prices]

http://www.intellisafe.com/microsoft.htm
$360 - 12 month subscription (following 1 month unlimited signing)

"Steve Foster [SBS MVP]" <steve.foster@picamar.co.uk> wrote in message
news:xn0flx7l7195zsn003@msnews.microsoft.com...
> David F wrote:
>
>>Verisign is indeed a provider.

>
> I choose to not deal with Verisign at every opportunity.
>
> They're the company that tried to hijack bad DNS requests to refer traffic
> to themselves. They're the company that now makes "protective"
> registrations of names that you look up (for prospective purchase) via
> their site.
>
> The litany of bad practices at Verisign is ridiculously long.
>
> --
> Steve Foster [SBS MVP]
> ---------------------------------------
> MVPs do not work for Microsoft. Please reply only to the newsgroups.



Mark R. Cusumano 02-02-2008 08:38 PM

Re: Sending Secure Email with Digital ID Verisign
 
http://www.comodo.com offers free email certificates.

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"David F" <dfumento@ATSIGNgmailDOT.com> wrote in message
news:7D022D20-25E3-4A72-8430-D0DBF3535986@microsoft.com...
> Well, you're perfectly entitled to pay the $360 / year that the two listed
> Office 2007 vendors charge instead of the $20/year I spend using Verisign.
> http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ma...504841033.aspx is the
> list without Verisign (that needs to be corrected to add it) and has
>
> http://www.avocosecure.com/html_page...2trust_buy.htm
> Price: USD 370.00 [Volume discount prices]
>
> http://www.intellisafe.com/microsoft.htm
> $360 - 12 month subscription (following 1 month unlimited signing)
>
> "Steve Foster [SBS MVP]" <steve.foster@picamar.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:xn0flx7l7195zsn003@msnews.microsoft.com...
>> David F wrote:
>>
>>>Verisign is indeed a provider.

>>
>> I choose to not deal with Verisign at every opportunity.
>>
>> They're the company that tried to hijack bad DNS requests to refer
>> traffic to themselves. They're the company that now makes "protective"
>> registrations of names that you look up (for prospective purchase) via
>> their site.
>>
>> The litany of bad practices at Verisign is ridiculously long.
>>
>> --
>> Steve Foster [SBS MVP]
>> ---------------------------------------
>> MVPs do not work for Microsoft. Please reply only to the newsgroups.

>


Steve Foster [SBS MVP] 02-03-2008 11:50 PM

Re: Sending Secure Email with Digital ID Verisign
 
David F wrote:

>Well, you're perfectly entitled to pay the $360 / year that the two listed
>Office 2007 vendors charge instead of the $20/year I spend using Verisign.


Who said anything about using Microsoft recommended suppliers? I simply
said that I would not touch Verisign with a 10ft bargepole.

There are plenty of free certificate options (for personal, non-commercial
use), and just as many offering inexpensive commercial ones, without
resorting to either Verisign or a vendor charging $360pa (and I can't
believe that *anyone* would pay that sort of money for an individual
certificate).

I use Thawte free certificates for my personal use, and have a commercial
one from XRamp for work.

--
Steve Foster [SBS MVP]
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MVPs do not work for Microsoft. Please reply only to the newsgroups.


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