How to View an Encrypted Message Using Outlook 2003


This topic explains how to view a an encrypted message using Outlook 2003 for the purposes of setting up a PKI/Exchange test environment.

The computer account and domain names used in this procedure are based on the test environment described in Implementing an Exchange 2003-Based Message Security System in a Test Environment.

Before You Begin

At the console, log on to CONT-WK01 as a member of the Domain Users group.


To view an encrypted message using Outlook

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, and then click Microsoft Office Outlook 2003.

  2. In the Inbox, locate the encrypted test message and double-click it.

  3. When the message opens, click the Verify encryption button to verify the encryption.

    Verify encryption button in Outlook


  4. After you click the Verify encryption button, the Message Security Properties dialog box is displayed, indicating that the encrypted message is valid.

    Encryption verified in Outlook