accessing email via OWA using DoD CAC

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by psywzrd, May 20, 2009.

  1. psywzrd macrumors 68030

    Feb 6, 2008
    I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this so I'm hoping it will be moved if necessary. I work for the US DoD and use a CAC (Common Access Card) to access my work email from home via OWA (Outlook Web Access). I currently have my card reader properly configured on my MacBook and I use Safari to get my email; however, Safari does not seem to handle it well at all. After just a few minutes of inactivity (maybe 5 or so), I get an error message when I try to check for new email. I also often get errors when attempting to send email. Basically, it's just about useless in Safari as I constantly have to pull my card, reinsert it, restart Safari, etc. Anyway, I'd like to try to access the email via Firefox to see if it's any better but I can't seem to figure out how to set it up. Does anyone have information on how I can do this? I've searched quite a bit and have come up empty thus far other than some DoD add-on for Firefox that doesn't appear to work. Surely there must be other people doing the same thing on a Mac, right?
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get my CAC to work at all for logging in to any site, in Safari or FF.

    For now, I just use Fusion.
  3. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    I tried to get mine to work about a year ago and didn't have any luck....but I subscribed to the mail list and there's lots of info there (search the archives) on using your CAC with a Mac. You can subscribe here

    I haven't played with it any more, but I'm sure using the info in te list archives, I could probably get it to work now. Good luck

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