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Mac OS X Mavericks: Personal certificates integrate in the Mail

  • Jul 09, 2020
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Under Mac OS X Mavericks, you can integrate the personal certificates in Mail. These are required for Sending encrypted or signed Emails. We will explain how to link Apple Mail with your personal certificate.

Under Mac OS X Mavericks personal certificates in Mail

A certificate must be integrated with the Mavericks in the keychain. Follow the instructions:
  1. Set up you first need a certificate for your e-mail address that you want to use signed and encrypted e-mails. For this purpose, you need to contact the relevant certification body contact.
  2. After you have downloaded the certificate to your Mac, double-click on the file. As a result, the certificate is pushed into the key management.
  3. It is important at this point that the file must have the appropriate extension for the certificates, for example ".p7c" or ".CE". Otherwise, the certificate is copied into the key management.
  4. Now enter in the Spotlight search at the top right of "keychain access" and select the first hit.
  5. Below, left-click on the "My certificates" (see image).
  6. In the list should now appear on your certificate. Click on it and select "trust" > "When using this certificate" Option to "Always trust".
  7. The certificate is now available for the Sending of encrypted and signed e-mails available.
Certificates under Mavericks
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