thunderbird s/mime encryption

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by wzk2, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. wzk2

    wzk2 Guest

    Is it possible to send an encrypted e-mail using S/MIME (TB 1.5, Win XP
    SP2) to a person, having person's public key only (and not having
    sender's key)?

    When I try to do it Thunderbird says something like "that before using
    that option I should configure a personal certificate", which I don't
    have. I do not want to sign a message.

    JSz.
    wzk2, Apr 19, 2006
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  2. On 2006-04-19, wzk2 <> wrote:

    > Is it possible to send an encrypted e-mail using S/MIME (TB 1.5, Win XP
    > SP2) to a person, having person's public key only (and not having
    > sender's key)?
    >
    > When I try to do it Thunderbird says something like "that before using
    > that option I should configure a personal certificate", which I don't
    > have. I do not want to sign a message.


    AFAIK, no. S/MIME uses public key encryption which requires both a
    non-secret public key for the recipient and a secret private key for the
    sender.

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    John ()
    John Thompson, Apr 23, 2006
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  3. wzk2

    wzk2 Guest

    > AFAIK, no. S/MIME uses public key encryption which requires both a
    > non-secret public key for the recipient and a secret private key for the
    > sender.


    Yes. That's why I am surprised by Thunderbird's behaviuor.
    JSz.
    wzk2, Apr 24, 2006
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