How to Send a Digitally Signed Message Using Outlook 2003


This topic explains how to send a digitally signed 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 send a digitally signed message using Outlook

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

  2. To compose a new message, click New.

  3. Add a recipient for the test message and fill out the message fields.

  4. Ensure that the Add digital signature to this message button is selected. Because you want to test only digital signing, ensure that that the Encrypt message contents and attachments button is not selected.

    Digitally signed message in Outlook


  5. Click Send.