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2007 Microsoft® Office System Inside Out by Microsoft Corporation

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Protecting Messages with Digital Signatures

Outlook 2007 supports the use of digital signatures to sign messages and validate their authenticity. For example, you can digitally sign a sensitive message so that the recipient can know with relative certainty that the message came from you and that no one is impersonating you by using your e-mail address. This section of the chapter explains digital certificates and signatures and how to use them in Outlook 2007.

Understanding Digital Certificates and Signatures

A digital certificate is the mechanism that makes digital signatures possible. Depending on its assigned purpose, you can use a digital certificate for a variety of tasks, including the following:

  • Verifying your identity as the sender of an ...

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