The certificate request is simple
if the instructions to the left are followed. Email certificates are listed
as a option. Make sure you provide the same information on the certificate as
you have in your mail client (exact name, email address). Ensure that you check
the box to mark the certificate as exportable or you will not be able to use it on
Once approved, the certificate
can be automatically installed upon your return and selection to check
on a pending certificate. The certificate must then be selected in your mail
client. To use the certificate with an account in Outlook Express, you must
click tools-->Accounts-->select your mail account-->choose properties-->click
the security tab-->select your certificate for both signing and encryption.
If you did not list the same information on the certificate as is listed in your mail
client, the certificate will not appear as an option to be selected.
To actually digitally sign
the mail, just click the digitally sign box on the mail you are composing. To
encrypt the mail, you must have recieved a digitally signed mail from the party
you are trying to send the the encrypted mail to.
do I stop the untrusted root certificate warnings?
See the column on the left
for directions on installing the Network Decisions root certificate. This will
stop the Network Decisions Certificates from giving warnings.
precautions do you take to identify the party requesting a certificate?
Network Decisions will only send
SSL website and other domain certificates to email addresses listed in the publicly
available domain registration information. For email certificates, the email
address used on the certificate will be verified and used to distribute the certificate.
do I export/import an email or other private certificate for use on another computer?
instructions on exporting and importing certificates are available here.