S/MIME

The following is tip #8 from "8 Exchange 2003 security tips in 8 minutes."

The following is tip #8 from "8 Exchange 2003 security tips in 8 minutes" excerpted from a chapter in David McAmis and Don Jones' book, Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Delta Guide , published by Sams Publishing. Return to the main page for more tips on this topic.


One of the most commonly requested security features for Exchange has been implemented in this release for OWA and OMA. Secure/Mime (S/MIME) has been the industry standard for sending secure e-mail messages. S/MIME was originally based on the RSA public-key encryption technology.

With the release of Exchange 2003 and Outlook 2003, you can now send secure e-mail messages using S/MIME from the full Outlook client, OWA and OMA, eliminating the need for a special add-in or third-party tool and making secure messaging with other platforms and clients a reality.


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For configuring S/MIME with Exchange 2003, go to the Delta Guide series Web site and enter article ID A030802.


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About the authors:

David McAmis is an enterprise architect and partner in a consulting firm in Sydney, Australia. David has written a number of books and more than 100 articles that have appeared in magazines and journals.

Don Jones, MCSE, CTT+, is an independent consultant and founding partner of BrainCore.Net. Don is the author of more than a dozen books and the creator and series editor of Sams Publishing's Delta Guide series. He is also a contributing editor and columnist for Microsoft® Certified Professional Magazine, the Microsoft technology columnist for CertCities.com, and a speaker at technology conferences.

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