UW Digital ID - Mail clients that are compatible with UW Digital ID

UW Digital IDs can be used to provide greater security when using email. However, UW Digital IDs are not compatible with all email clients. This document provides more information about mail clients which are known to work with UW Digital IDs.

Compatible Mail Clients

Mail Client Can read digitally signed emails Can create digitally signed emails Can read  UW Digital ID encrypted emails Can create UW Digital ID encrypted emails
Outlook Web Access (OWA) Yes No No No
WiscMail web client Yes No No No
Thunderbird (Windows and Mac OS X) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Outlook 2013 (Windows) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Outlook 2011 (Mac) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Outlook 2007 (Windows) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mail.app (Mac) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Eudora (Windows) Yes Yes Yes Yes

Additional Notes

  • At present, the Wiscmail web client supports the reading of digitally signed messages, as described in Document 5729 is unavailable at this time.. However, it does not support the encryption/decryption feature of digital certificates. If you need to digitally sign or encrypt/decrypt messages, you must use one of the stand-alone mail clients listed above.

  • Though PKI is known to work with Eudora, the DoIT Help Desk provides best effort support for Eudora only. Users of Eudora are strongly encouraged to migrate to a new email client.

  • Search the Knowledge Base for additional documentation on configuring PKI as well as PKI in general.

Keywords:email mail programs wiscmail outlook express thunderbird eudora novell groupwise mail.app macmail apple mail signing signed digitally PKI personal public key infrastructure creating reading encrypted encrypting decrypted decrypting messages   Doc ID:12394
Owner:Steven T.Group:UW Digital ID
Created:2009-10-08 19:00 CDTUpdated:2016-01-04 11:05 CDT
Sites:Access Management Services, DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, UW Digital ID
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