S/MIME signed emails

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by whsbuss, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. whsbuss macrumors 68040

    whsbuss

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    I installed a personal email certificate on both my mac mail and iPhone 6. Knowing its a bit different on iOS 8 it took a few extra steps but its installed on my iPhone and is trusted.

    My question is when sending a signed (not encrypted) from my mac or iPhone to a recipient using iOS it does not show a signed blue check mark in the From header. It is my understanding that a trusted certificate would be recognized on the receiving end. Maybe someone can explain this. Does the recipient have to have their own certificate installed? On mac mail any message that's signed shows as Security: emailaddress with check mark.
     
  2. Menel macrumors 603

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    Outlook supports S/MIME and will show a red ribbon.

    Many other clients junky clients like gmail, just have the signing as an attachment, I think pk6 file.
     
  3. whsbuss thread starter macrumors 68040

    whsbuss

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    Thanks for the reply. Actually unless the recipient has the S/MIME turned on in their email settings the blue checkmate for a valid signed email will not appear. Dumb as you would want to see a valid email regardless of the S/MIME setting.
     

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