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  How to Set Up Encrypted Mail on Mac OS X
Subject:   Allow Mail to use certificate
Date:   2004-01-29 00:39:33
From:   F.J.
Response to: Allow Mail to use certificate

Hi !


Having Mail ask for a password every time that you send a signed mail will prevent people who could gain local access to an open session from sending a signed mail a coworker, for example.


Having Mail ask for a confirmation (without password) every time that you send a signed mail will at least prevent automated scripts (AppleScripts for example) from sending a signed mail without your consent.


That's why I suggested these settings in the article.


F.J.

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  • Allow Mail to use certificate
    2004-01-31 04:59:38  maximus [View]

    The first point is how I have set it.

    Honestly, I did not think about the automated script of your second point. Right on. It is less than a nuisance now as it indeed adds to security - which I missed before.

    Thanks