Viewing the signing and encryption status of Notes mail

There is an icon on the status bar that indicates the signing and/or encryption status of an open Notes® mail message.

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Clicking on this icon opens a properties box for the message that provides the following information:

  • Whether the mail message is encrypted. If encrypted, the following information is provided:
    • Bulk key type and whether a FIPS 140-2 approved algorithm was used for the bulk key
    • Type of key management key and whether a FIPS 140-2 approved algorithm was used
  • Whether the message is signed. If signed, the following information is provided:
    • Signer's hierarchical name
    • Whether the signature used with the message is valid, or if it has expired
    • The signing algorithms used
    • Whether a FIPS 140-2 approved algorithm was used for the signing algorithm