This is going to be short and to the point. S/MIME is basically a secure form of MIME. What is MIME? It stands for Multiple Internet Mail Extensions. Basically this lets users using different e-mail applications send mail to someone else that has a totally different application. Below is how the S/MIME Protocol works.
#1. User creates message with an attachment
#2. E-mail application places the message in MIME format.
#3. A unique digital fingerprint/message digest is generated by the hash algorithm.
#4. The digest is encrypted by the private key
#5. The e-mail application creates a new message as an envelope for the original message.
#6. A certificate containing a public key is attached to the message and it is sent through the Internet.
#7. The recipientís e-mail application checks to make sure that the message digest (when encrypted by the public key matches the original message, that the certificate is from a trusted Certificate Authority, and that the senderís address matches the address that in in the certificate.
#8. Lastly the message is disassembled into its original form with the attachment.
That's cool...i always asked me how this MIME works...But what is here the secure?
Thanks for the rude neg comments. :) **** you too whoever you are. :rolleyes: