[Djigzo users] Encryption and Gmail

Martijn Brinkers martijn at djigzo.com
Tue Jun 23 17:57:51 CEST 2009

> Boy, am I keeping you busy!  Thanks for the Gmail 
> How-to.

:) no problem

> When I created the Djigzo account me at gmail.com, I 
> had the cert mailed there, and it arrives without 
> any body text and only an attachment also named 
> smime.p7m.  What am I doing wrong?

That's because you should disable encryption for the CA sender. What 
happens is that the email gets sent by the CA sender (which you have 
specified in the CA settings). Because by default encryption is enabled 
AND a valid certificate is found the email with the pfx gets encrypted.

Even though this is explained on page 30 in the administration guide I 
should explain this a bit better. Perhaps I can ask the user when the CA 
sender is setup whether encryption should be disabled for the CA sender.

Page 30:

"..You should make sure that the CA email address is a valid email 
address. Because the email containing the encrypted certificate is sent 
by Djigzo you should make sure that the settings for the CA email user 
are such that the email is not encrypted by Djigzo (i.e. set encrypt 
mode of the CA user to "No Encryption")."

Kind regards,

Martijn Brinkers

> Dimitri
> On Tuesday 23 June 2009 11:28:01 am you wrote:
>> When a message is encrypted with S/MIME the
>> complete message (including all attachments) is
>> converted to an attachment with name smime.p7m.
>> You need a S/MIME capable email client to read
>> the message. There is a GMail add-on available
>> which can be used with Firefox
>> You need to import the pfx into Firefox. See
>> http://www.djigzo.com/help/import_pfx_gmail.htm
>> l for instructions on how to use the GMail
>> S/MIME add-on with Firefox.
>> If you open the email from GMail with Outlook
>> or any other S/MIME capable client the message
>> will be automatically decrypted.
>> Kind regards,
>> Martijn
>> Dimitri Yioulos wrote:
>>> As a test of Djigzo (and because some of our
>>> mail recipients use public, Web-based mail
>>> like Yahoo Mail and Gmail), I've created a
>>> Djigzo user (me) with a Gmail account.  In
>>> the user's Djigzo profile, I created the
>>> Subject trigger "test".  I sent a message to
>>> me at gmail.com with the subject "test".  What I
>>> received was an email with no message, but an
>>> attachment labelled smime.p7m.  The only
>>> option I have is to download it, but don't
>>> have any idea what the DL is or how to open
>>> it.  BTW, I have the FireGPG plugin installed
>>> on my copy of Firefox, and it does work with
>>> Gmail.
>>> Dimitri
>> --
>> Djigzo open source email encryption

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