UW Digital ID (Personal Certificate) - Compatible Mail Clients

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 on the web Yes No No No
Thunderbird (Windows and Mac OS X) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Outlook 2016 (Windows) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Outlook 2016 (Mac) 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, Outlook on the web supports the reading of digitally signed messages. 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 digital certificates are 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.

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Owner:Marc T.Group:UW Digital ID
Created:2009-10-08 18:00 CSTUpdated:2018-02-21 13:26 CST
Sites:Access Management Services, DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, UW Digital ID
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