UW Digital ID - Differences between an "Email Message Signature" and a "Digital Signature"

A document describing the differences between an Email Message Signature and a Digital ID Signature.

Email Message Signature: The signature created by the user to provide additional information about the user such as background, education, address, etc.


Bucky Badger
University of Wisconsin-Madison
123 Badger Rd. Madison, Wisconsin

Also See:

Microsoft Outlook Message Signature

Digital ID Signature: A signature used to verify the origin of an email message by using digital signatures and certificates. Email communications are more secure through the use of digital signatures. By digitally signing a messages, you apply your certificate and public key to the message for the receiver to get the message. This can also be used to encrypt messages so that only the receiver may read the message.


Clicking button on email to add a Digital Signature to the email. This will automatically add your Digital ID to the email in the form of a Digital Signature.

A Digital ID may be obtained from here:

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Keywords:Message Signature, Digital Signature, Digital ID, signature, differences, different, versus   Doc ID:36500
Owner:Timothy Z.Group:Digital ID
Created:2014-01-13 13:19 CDTUpdated:2014-01-13 14:40 CDT
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