I was trying ciphermail out and I have it configured like the O365 setup
even though I'm not using O365 (link
ciphermail (10.0.10.21 w/virtual public IP on my fireall & all port
forwards necessary) <> Internet. <-- this way it's on the public
Internet. It works perfectly also though I find it odd that port 443 and
8443 serve the same page and admin can log into both (no biggie but seems
I then have another site, mail.somedomain.com as the "internal relay" I
think it was noted in the web ui (that is a public IP hosted elsewhere - a
CPanel server used as a mail server). All outbound email is the standard
default setup so it can relay anything outbound to anything that was not
On page 7 of the PDF document for O365 setup it said to test via telnet.
That works perfectly, I get the email (someone(a)somedomain.com for example).
someone(a)somedomain.com is a forwarder to my gmail for testing purposes but
I don't think that would affect the content I received below.
When I get the email though I get two file attachments.
The contents of the "noname" file are: "Version: 1"
The encrypted.asc file is:
-----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE-----
Version: CipherMail (4.3.0-1)
...with a long encryption string of characters...
-----END PGP MESSAGE-----
So...I assume the content of my message is in the long encryption string
but if I'm looking at that in my GMail for example or other mail clients of
any kind I can't see anything but the encrypted.asc's long string of junk.
How is anyone supposed to use the community version to encrypt & decrypt
stuff so they can see the content of received email? I have a hard time
believing regular users can figure out how to do that who aren't
technical. I've gone through the admin guide but nothing is standing out
to me. I see you can do S/MIME, PGP, PDF, etc. For whatever reason (and
the admin guide states why I think) PGP was selected to encrypt my test
message that I sent inbound. I haven't tried outbound yet.
Any insight would be helpful.
I'm guessing I need to do something with the public key and run that email
through the public key or something but I'm scratching my head and stuck.
I think I'm almost there but I'm struggling to find any help online about
Thanks for any insight!