How to View an Encrypted Message Using Outlook Express


This topic explains how to view an encrypted message using Outlook Express 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 Express

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, and click Outlook Express.

  2. When prompted, enter the user's password.

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

  4. When the message opens, Outlook Express displays a message explaining encryption. Select the Don't show me this Help screen again check box, and then click Continue.

  5. To verify the signature, click the Verify encryption button.

    Verify encryption button in Outlook Express


  6. After you click the Verify encryption button, the Testing Encryption dialog box is displayed, indicating that the encrypted message is valid.

    Encryption verified in Outlook Express