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S/MIME Encrypted Email - How To Setup?

I have a .p12 file that I import into Thunderbird and use to sign and encrypt/decrypt email.  I specifically bought the Z10 thinking I could import my certificate and do the same on the phone, however I'm stumped.

 

How do I import my certificate to sign and encrypt/decrypt email on my phone?  When I go to import certificate in the settings, there is no checkbox for Email and even if I hit next, it says there are no certificates to import.

 

I transferred my certificate bundle from my laptop via Bluetooth and it's in the downloads folder on my phone, which I can see from the file manager.

 

I specifically bought this phone thinking I'd be able to set this up and finally be able to use email on my phone after a long time with Android, which has zero support for this.

 

Thanks.

 

*I run my own mail server and access via IMAP/SMTP.  Do not use Exchange.

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Re: S/MIME Encrypted Email - How To Setup?

SMIME requires a BDS server and ActiveSync connection.

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Re: S/MIME Encrypted Email - How To Setup?

So I need Exchange + BDS just to sign and encrypt/decrypt emails?  That sucks.

 

Any way around this at all?  Anyone think this will change in the future?


-BD- wrote:

SMIME requires a BDS server and ActiveSync connection.


 

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Registered: ‎12-28-2011
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Re: S/MIME Encrypted Email - How To Setup?

Thanks for raising the issue iBlizz
So Z10 cannot offer any secure communication in standalone.
This wasn't described in the product description, or not made clear.
I hope you get a positive answer to your last question.
Bernard
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Re: S/MIME Encrypted Email - How To Setup?

If you're willing to load K9mail and APG you can use PGP encryption.  I have this combination loaded and it works fine; same way I got secure email on Android.

 

It's not native support, but it works.

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Re: S/MIME Encrypted Email - How To Setup?

Thanks tickerguy,
There seems to be some hope somewhere.
Maybe more details if you can?
Bye
Bernard
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Re: S/MIME Encrypted Email - How To Setup?

[ Edited ]

K9 Mail is in Blackberry World.  It works fine.

 

APG has to be sideloaded, but it also works.

 

Load APG firstthen K9.  (APG has to be loaded or K9 will not "see" it.)  Set up your email accounts as usual.  APG has to be given your private key (you'll need to copy the .skr file onto the phone and import it) and that's pretty much it.

 

When composing an email on K9 if APG is loaded and recognized there will be checkboxes for "sign" and "encrypt."

 

You can point K9 at the same email account as the Hub (internal) email is pointed at and assuming the account is an IMAP one it will interoperate fine, even with both looking at the email box at the same time.

 

I have this set up on my Z-1 and it solves the problem for me; the same issue exists with Android devices and I solved it the same way (except Android's email client bites so badly that I don't use it at all; preferring K9 over it.)

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Re: S/MIME Encrypted Email - How To Setup?

Thank you tickerguy,

That look like an attractive possibility.

But, APG? Where can we obtain that from?

Have a good Easter weekend.

 

 

Bernard
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Re: S/MIME Encrypted Email - How To Setup?

I sideloaded it from a self-port; you can grab the BAR file here:

 

http://www.denninger.net/bar/APG_1.0.8.bar

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Re: S/MIME Encrypted Email - How To Setup?


iBlizz wrote:

I have a .p12 file that I import into Thunderbird and use to sign and encrypt/decrypt email.  I specifically bought the Z10 thinking I could import my certificate and do the same on the phone, however I'm stumped.

 

How do I import my certificate to sign and encrypt/decrypt email on my phone?  When I go to import certificate in the settings, there is no checkbox for Email and even if I hit next, it says there are no certificates to import.


I invite you to check my new application which implements PGP for BlackBerry10.
http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/47148895/?lang=en

 More details here:
http://pawelgorny.com/pgpgp/

 I hope you find it useful. In case of any questions/remarks, please send me an email or PM.

 

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