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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.

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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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, and a speaker at technology conferences.

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. For configuring S/MIME with Exchange 2003, go to the and enter article ID A030802.

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