Setting Up Email Encryption and Signing with Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1

Test Message Signing

Since this involves two people, have a friend repeat the steps above.   Then continue with the steps below.

  1. Compose a new message and enter the recipients email address.
  2. Ensure that the message will be digitally signed by making sure "Digitally Sign This Message" is checked under "Options". (it should be)
  3. Enter a subject and content.
  4. Send the message.
  5. Open the message on the recipients computer.
  6. The message should have a white envelope icon with a wax seal on it.
    Figure 11
  7. Click "reply" and send the message.
  8. Open the message on the recipients computer.  It too should show the same icon.

The above "handshake procedure MUST be done (for each recipient) before you use the encrypted email option shown below.  In other words, both parties must exchange a digitally signed email at least once.  This ensures that both sender/recipient have each others public key.

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