Symantec Digital IDs for Secure Email allow you to digitally sign and encrypt your digital communications using a Class 1 Digital Certificate, bound to your email address. Recipients of your email will know that the content came from your email address and has remained private during transmission.*
Step-by-Step To enroll for a Class 1 Digital ID, you will need to know the following:
Secure Email Digital IDs only work with email clients that support S/MIME. Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, and Lotus Notes are all supported. Purely web-based emails like Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo are not supported.
NOTE for Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer Users:
If you are using Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer (depending on your security settings) you may receive an error when attempting to pick up your certificate. To avoid this issue, follow these steps:
*Digital ID Certificates are now issued to "Persona Not Validated" to comply with generally accepted security best practices. This is because those that purchase, enroll, and install Digital ID Certificates are not required to validate their identity using a Notary or Trusted Agent Option
**For a bulk purchase of Digital ID Certificates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of users/licenses, other pertinent information, and any questions.