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Exchange 2010 Email Encryption Questions

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  • Hi im new to Email Encryption.  Ive used third party utilities before with other companies, but I have a client we just setup with Exchange 2010 and there going to need to encrypt mail to certain clients in the future due to Hippa.

    I know Exchange 2010 has built in encryption but ive never used it before.  It has TLS, PGP, and S/Mime I believe. 

    I guess my question is this, if we setup Exchange 2010 TLS on our end, does the reciever have to have Exchange 2010 to decrypt?  Obviously there has to be something on the recieving end to decrypt the mail.  But does it have to be Exchange 2010?

    Does Exchange 2010 TLS work with other Mail servers?  Will Exchange 2010 TLS work say if they have Exchange 2003 on the other end?

    Thanks

    Mike

    Monday, January 03, 2011 4:06 PM

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  • if the SMTP server have TLS encryption support (which most of servers are) then you can use TLS, you don't need to have exchange server to support TLS on the transport.
    Regards, Mahmoud Magdy Watch Arabic Level 300 Videos about Exchange 2010 here: http://vimeo.com/user3271816 Read pretty advanced Exchange stuff I post here: http://www.enowconsulting.com/ese/blog.asp, follow my blog: http://autodiscover.wordpress.com , corp blog: http://ingazat.wordpress.com, Follow me on twitter http://www.twitter.com/_busbar and if you Liked my post please mark it as helpful and accept it as an answer
    Tuesday, January 04, 2011 3:03 PM

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  • do you want to encrypt emails on the transport or on the store, 2 different topics.
    Regards, Mahmoud Magdy Watch Arabic Level 300 Videos about Exchange 2010 here: http://vimeo.com/user3271816 Read pretty advanced Exchange stuff I post here: http://www.enowconsulting.com/ese/blog.asp, follow my blog: http://autodiscover.wordpress.com , corp blog: http://ingazat.wordpress.com, Follow me on twitter http://www.twitter.com/_busbar and if you Liked my post please mark it as helpful and accept it as an answer
    Monday, January 03, 2011 5:00 PM
  • I would guess on the Transport. 

    The client needs to be able to send encrypted emails outside of there domain to a certain company.  They believe the company they need to send to have Exchange, there checking on that and what version of Exchange.   

    So im hoping if they have Exchange the version doesnt matter?

    But what if the company we are sending to doesnt have Exchange?  Is it possible to get the TLS Encryption, or the PGP, S/mime to work with other mail systems besides exchange?  Or does Exchange only work with Exchange?

    Or if they dont have Exchange do we have to use a third party solution to setup mail encryption?

    Thanks

    Mike

    Tuesday, January 04, 2011 3:02 PM
  • if the SMTP server have TLS encryption support (which most of servers are) then you can use TLS, you don't need to have exchange server to support TLS on the transport.
    Regards, Mahmoud Magdy Watch Arabic Level 300 Videos about Exchange 2010 here: http://vimeo.com/user3271816 Read pretty advanced Exchange stuff I post here: http://www.enowconsulting.com/ese/blog.asp, follow my blog: http://autodiscover.wordpress.com , corp blog: http://ingazat.wordpress.com, Follow me on twitter http://www.twitter.com/_busbar and if you Liked my post please mark it as helpful and accept it as an answer
    Tuesday, January 04, 2011 3:03 PM
  • Hi,

    More information about exchange TLS, please refer the following article:

    http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2006/10/04/429090.aspx


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    Wednesday, January 05, 2011 6:43 AM
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  • Thanks for the info everyone, now I just have to start reading up on setting up the TLS Encryption.

    Thursday, January 06, 2011 2:56 AM