How To Obtain Email Digital Signature

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How To Obtain Email Digital Signature



In my previous article, I have talked about some of the ways that you can secure email accounts, In this article, I want to provide a clear guide on how you can secure your email account by using an email digital signature. Follow me as we are going to look at some of the procedures together in this article.


Just like I said in my previous article, Digital Signature are used to authenticate the sender of an email and it is used to authenticate the sender of an email. In order not to waster time, let me now tell you some of the things that you need to know.


How to do it…

  • Go to the Certificate Authorities website,
  • Purchase and download a Digital Certificate
  • Some Certificate Authorities offer a free personal email security certificate such as Comodo
  • Provide personal details to download the certificate
  • Login to the email account that you have provided while downloading the certificate
  • Check your inbox for an installation link
  • Click on the installation link and install the digital certificate
  • In the Internet Explorer go to Tool→Internet OptionsContent tab
  • In the Content tab, click Certificates button
  • Select the Certificate and click on Export button
  • Click on Next
  • Check the Yes, Export the Private Key option
  • Click on Next
  • Protect the private key by giving a password and confirming it. 
  • Specify the file you want to export and save it to a particular location



How to do the same on Microsoft Outlook…

  • Go to the Microsoft Outlook FileOptions
  • Click on Trust Centre Trust Centre Settings Email Security 
  • Encrypt the email by selecting the appropriate checkboxes under the encrypted email section
  • Click the Import/Export button
  • Browse to find the file to open and give the password and Digital ID name
  • Click the OK button
  • Click new email to write a message 
  • After clicking on the send button, it will prompt you to encrypt the message 
  • Click the send unencrypted button {if the recipient do not have a private key) 
  • Click on the continue button if the recipient has a private key 


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About Adeniyi Salau 889 Articles
I am an IT enthusiast and a man of many parts. I am a Certified Digital Marketer, Project Manager and a Real Estate Consultant. I love writing because that's what keeps me going. I am running this blog to share what I know with others. I am also a Superlife Stem Cell Distributor. Our Stem Cell Products can cure many ailments.

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