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slajoh01

join:2005-04-23

Need a Good Free Digital Certificate for S/MIME

Is there any good free Digital Certificates for signing outgoing mails that I can install when I am using MS Outlook S/MIME feature?

However, I am using Outlook to receive and send Gmail message.

I just need some good free Digital Certificate to be installed. Can you guys recommend the best one to install?

Thanks


b_p_smith

join:2002-02-13
Merrickville, ON

The only free ones I'm aware of are self-signed, meaning you get tools to let you generate your own cert. But that means the recipients with whom you want to exchange e-mail will need to manually import your self-signed cert so they can not get a warning.

Is that your intent?
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StuartMW
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Galt's Gulch
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reply to slajoh01

You can get free certificates from

»www.cacert.org/

but if you want your (real) name in them you have to personally meet a few "assurers" to prove your identity.
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slajoh01

join:2005-04-23

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Is this any good from Comodo?
»www.comodo.com/home/email-securi···cate.php

I will use this one for now for testing purposes.

And also, what happens if this free certificate expires?
Will I have to pay for a new one?

Please explain what would happen if this certificate expires. Whats the process for Comodo? Do I have to start paying for a new one after this free one expires?

Also looks good. I checked the details. Its SHA1 with RSA 2048.
RSA-2048 seems adequate enough.



SoonerAl
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join:2002-07-23
Norman, OK
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I use a free Comodo email cert with Outlook 2010. Works well for my usage. When it expires you simply renew it. Its free for personal use....



KodiacZiller
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said by SoonerAl:

I use a free Comodo email cert with Outlook 2010. Works well for my usage. When it expires you simply renew it. Its free for personal use....

How much checking do they do to ensure you are who you say you are? Otherwise you may as well just generate your own cert.
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slajoh01

join:2005-04-23

I just use it for "show and tell" only....:)
And to learn on how to insert S/MIME messages and all that stuff as well.



pizz
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join:2000-10-27
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reply to slajoh01

I second comodo. Been solid since they started giving them out.


slajoh01

join:2005-04-23

My certs are RSA-2048. Im sure thats adequate enough.


slajoh01

join:2005-04-23

When my certs expire, how would I renew it?
Will Comodo send me an email about the steps on how to renew it?
Or will I have to go to their site and then renew it from there.
I did not see a renewal section on their page. Please provide the direct link if possible.

Thanks