Encrypting a Message with Outlook 2000
E-mail messages are relatively easy to intercept and read. With Outlook 2000, you can encrypt
your e-mail messages so that only the intended recipients can read them.
To encrypt a message, you must have a copy of the intended recipient's certificate.
The easiest way to get a copy of someone's certificate is to have them send you a signed message.
When you receive a signed message, you can store the sender's certificate in your address book.
For more information about storing certificates in your address book,
see Adding a Certificate to Your Address Book.
The Encrypted icon indicates that a message has been encrypted. When you receive an encrypted
message, Outlook 2000 automatically unencrypts the message and displays the Encrypted icon when
the message is viewed.
You can encrypt individual messages or configure your e-mail security options to automatically
encrypt all e-mail messages to recipients whose certificates are stored in your address book.
For information on selecting the certificate to use when encrypting messages,
see Choosing a Default Certificate for Signing and Encrypting Messages.