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
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
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 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 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 
Francis Gibbons Replied
Hello Antony, I have a customer who wants her email account to have an SSL. So when she sends out an email it is encrypted vs the normal way. Is there a way to Encrypt sent emails with SM? If so how does it work and does the receiving side have to unencrypt it? If so how would that receiver have to do that? Thanks again for your help!!
Antony Replied
Smartermail cannot do end to end encryption, it can send using an encrypted connection. See my previous response

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