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Old 10-21-2008, 12:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just upgraded my Bell Mobility BB Curve 8330 to the most recent OS version (4.5.0.77). I installed the S/MIME support, and I have a valid email certificate I copied from my Windows Vista laptop (issued by Verisign).

How can I send encrypted emails using S/MIME? Or do I need a 3rd-party app?

My BB is not on a BES -- it just uses my cell carrier's network (but it connects to my @rogers.com email account I got with my cable internet from Rogers.... I want to use this email account, not my @bell.blackberry.net account).

Thanks!

Edit: in my S/MIME options, it shows my email certificate. All Content Ciphers are allowed (AES 256/192/128, CAST, RC2 Triple DES).

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Old 10-21-2008, 12:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have experience with S/MIME in a BES environment. Don't know if you can do it without BES. You will need a CAL for S/MIME and you will have to install Certificate Sync in Desktop Manager to sync certificates.
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Don't think it can be done with BIS.
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Below are the requirements for one one of the S/MIME packages. You need a BES server for this to work?

The S/MIME Support Package requires the wireless network system architecture to support the following server connections:
xxx8226; a physical connection (using a serial or USB port) from the BlackBerry device to the computer to enable the Certificate Synchronization Manager to download the private key of the user on the BlackBerry device
xxx8226; a wireless connection established by the BlackBerry Mobile Data Systemxxx8482; (BlackBerry MDSxxx8482;) Connection Service (connection service), which resides on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, designed to enable the BlackBerry device to connect to the PKI server.
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You do need a BES server for this to work. Didn't mean to put the "?" at the end of the sentence.
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