Smartermail SSL Certification
Question asked by Francis Gibbons - April 29, 2016 at 10:16 AM
Hello All,
I'm running SmarterMail 15.x with Windows 2012. I have a customer who wants to have there mail encrypted with an SSL cert. My question is can I setup an SSL only for one domain vs having to do the whole smartermail system? Also what are the pros and cons of using an SSL with Smartermail?
Also is there any special type of cert that I should get and any to avoid that might not work with SM?
Frank G.

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Antony Replied
May 1, 2016 at 8:30 AM
What is the client wanting to encrypt?
if it's the email stored on the server then at the moment this isn't built into SM see the thread here https://portal.smartertools.com/community/a592/encryption-of-mail-boxes.aspx
if it's the actual email itself (requiring decryption by the receiver) then again this isn't built into SM but have a look at http://lifehacker.com/how-to-encrypt-your-email-and-keep-your-conversations-p-1133495744 to get started on how to do this. You also should check to ensure the server has been updated to disable the schemes that are no longer secure.  See the Qualys.com site for their ssl checker.
hope this is some help
if it's the email whilst in transport I.e the connection between the sending and receiving server. Then this is a server wide setting and requires a valid certificate (which doesn't have to match the individual domain). This is becoming (if not already) the norm. However, it does require both ends to support a common encryption scheme.  Also you should check that 

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