S/MIME Plugin for Pegasus Mail


PM-S/MIME 0.3.2 released
    biesi - 2002-01-13 06:02
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PM-S/MIME 0.3.1 available!
    biesi - 2001-11-11 14:56
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Note - this project is no longer maintained due to lack of time. Please don't send me mails about it, I probably won't be able to answer them. Also note that this plugin was never tested with PMail 4. The last version of the plugin is available below.

The aim of this project is the creation of a S/MIME Plugin for Pegasus Mail

Get the plugin from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=25458. The source code is also available there.

There are three files available. The pmsmime-version-src.zip contains the source code, which is probably only of interest to developers. The pmsmime-version-bin.zip contains the plugin itself, and pmsmime-version.exe is an installer for the plugin. This is probably the best choice for you. It also contains an uninstaller.

You might also want to look at http://sourceforge.net/projects/pm-smime. You can report bugs and request new features there. In addition, forums are available there.

This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young (eay@cryptsoft.com).
This product includes software written by Tim Hudson (tjh@cryptsoft.com).
This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit (http://www.openssl.org/)


To make Pegasus recognize messages as encrypted, you must uncheck "Is a valid MIME-Message" in the Message Properties. Do this by right-clicking on the message and choosing Message Properties. There you can uncheck "Valid MIME Message". Unchecking "Contains data in Multipart/MIME Format" is no bad idea either.

Also note that the decryption of attachments can, as far as I know, not be supported in Pegasus Mail 3.x. Version 4 will hopefully correct this.

Certificates can be imported using the Key Importer or when an S/MIME signed Mail is received

To be able to verify the issuer of the certificate, do the following:

  1. Download the root certificates
  2. Make a directory in the smime subdirectory of your mail directory called root_ca (e.g. the directory might be called C:\PMAIL\MAIL\smime\root_ca)
  3. Unzip the downloaded file there

If you downloaded the installer file (.exe), you need not do the above steps, as the installer does all that for you.

Despite my earlier sayings, the plugin will not work properly if compiled with Borland's Compiler. The problem is that the resources can't be compiled.

Note, however, that the code should be considered Beta Quality and NOT READY FOR DAILY USE.

In case you need it: My PGP Key is available at http://pm-smime.sourceforge.net/biesi.asc

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Last modified: July 21 2003 17:39:19 GMT.