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Old 08-21-2008, 06:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok, so on my desktop computer i have a certificate from Thawte that is used for digitally signing email, and then the receiver can use my public key that is included in my certificate to encrypt emails that are sent TO me... all pretty standard.

i synched my certs with my bb, i see it in my cert list, its valid, and under s/mime options i chose it to be used for email signing and encryption.

from what i have read, when i compose a new email now, i should be able to drop down the "send using" menu and have the option to sign the email using my cert... but of course that option doesnt exist. as a matter of fact there are NO options anywhere to actually sign the email.

has anyone made this work? if you want to test, go to thawte.com and you can get a free email certificate.

would really love for this to work
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bump... anyone??? really frustrating. ask "how do i make this light stop blinking" or "how do i put a pretty picture on my screen" and 2000 people answer immediately. ask a real-world question and no one even knows what youre talking about... come on people, these things do more than let you appear cool because you have the newest blackberry.

someone, anyone, go to thawte.com... or comodo.com, and get a free email certificate. install it on your computer... learn how to send digitally signed emails... have someone else use your certificate to send you an encrypted email (which only you will be able to open because YOU have the private key that matches the public key in your cert that they used to encrypt the mail)... then sync the cert to your bb and see if you can use it from your bb the same way you just used it from your computer.


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Having the same issue, you ever find a resolution for it?
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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bump... anyone??? really frustrating. ask "how do i make this light stop blinking" or "how do i put a pretty picture on my screen" and 2000 people answer immediately. ask a real-world question and no one even knows what youre talking about... come on people, these things do more than let you appear cool because you have the newest blackberry.

someone, anyone, go to thawte.com... or comodo.com, and get a free email certificate. install it on your computer... learn how to send digitally signed emails... have someone else use your certificate to send you an encrypted email (which only you will be able to open because YOU have the private key that matches the public key in your cert that they used to encrypt the mail)... then sync the cert to your bb and see if you can use it from your bb the same way you just used it from your computer.

Yeah you might want to be a little more patient than 3 hours. Complex issues aren't encountered as often as "pretty picture" issues.
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Hi,

i am new to this Forum and already learned that patience does not always works

Ok, i have the same issue as mentioned above, but, i expierienced that i am able to encrypt and sign PIN Messages with my Thawte Freemail Cert.

Can you two do this to?

Guess there is a a flag missing in the cert to enable Email encryption??
Anyone, please!
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I finally called AT&T about it, and apparently you must have a BES account to send encrypted email. I can send encrypted PINs with no problem though.
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I would really love an answer to this question.
I have a need to encrypt emails, and the only way so far without BES is Atomichelix, which is not free.

By the way, how did it let you send encrypted PIN messages? I have tried, but to have it just not work.
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