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Re: Encrypted email with SBS (S/MIME)?

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    Milhouse Van Houten Guest

    Re: Encrypted email with SBS (S/MIME)?

    Thanks, that helps a lot.

    Wouldn't another option be using a purchased one for the Exchange CA
    (instead of one each for the clients)? I know the one that would handle
    other functions, such as OWA and RWW, runs about $20 or so.

    "Steve Foster" <steve.foster@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:xn0gqclnqokoq7020@newsgroup

    >
    > Those would be perfectly applicable. However, you should realise that this
    > really only works for internal mail. If you set up your own CA, no-one
    > outside your organisation will recognise it, and therefore they get lots
    > of dire security warnings about your secure messages.
    >
    > If you want to do secure email with third-parties, the large organisation
    > solution is corporate PKI, but this is quite expensive to set up, and is
    > generally beyond the scope of an SBS-sized organisation.
    >
    > In SBS environments, my general advice is therefore to simply buy
    > individual certificates for email from the likes of Verisign and others.
    > And for personal use, there are several free certificate suppliers (I'm
    > using Comodo, having previously been a Thawte notary for their
    > [now-defunct] free community certificate offering).
    >
    > --
    > Steve Foster
    > ------------
    > Please reply only to the newsgroups.
    > For SSL Certificates, Domains, etc, visit.:
    > https://netshop.virtual-isp.net

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  2. #2


    Steve Foster Guest

    Re: Encrypted email with SBS (S/MIME)?

    Milhouse Van Houten wrote:

    >Thanks, that helps a lot.
    >
    >Wouldn't another option be using a purchased one for the Exchange CA
    >(instead of one each for the clients)? I know the one that would handle
    >other functions, such as OWA and RWW, runs about $20 or so.
    >
    That's the enterprise PKI I was referring to. It's *expensive*, and cannot
    use the cheapie "validate the server identity" certificates used for
    securing HTTPS traffic.

    --
    Steve Foster
    ------------
    Please reply only to the newsgroups.
    For SSL Certificates, Domains, etc, visit.: https://netshop.virtual-isp.net

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  3. #3


    Robbin Meng [MSFT] Guest

    Re: Encrypted email with SBS (S/MIME)?


    Hello Milhouse,

    Thanks for your post and Steve's input.

    As supplement, here is an article about how to encrypt message with certificate and S/MIME, hope it helps.

    How to Protect E-Mail Confidentiality in Regulated Industries
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc875813.aspx


    Best regards,
    Robbin Meng(MSFT)
    Microsoft Online Newsgroup Support



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