Solved

Secure email using PHPMailer or ???

Posted on 2006-10-26
4
250 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
It looks like I may need to implement a web form that collects personal information that then needs to be emailed to the web site admin via secure email.  I'm not fully grasping all the requirements, but I assume the mail server would have to have an SSL certificate and configured properly -- as well as the email client needing to support SSL.  The web form would also need to be using SSL, but what else is necessary or do I need to be thinking about this differently? I would like to continue using PHPMailer, however I'm flexible if I can find the right solution.  Any resources you can point me to would also be appreciated.

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:expertis
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 48

Accepted Solution

by:
hernst42 earned 500 total points
ID: 17817838
You don't necessary need SSL for mailtransport. Encrypt the mail-text via pgp.See e.g http:Q_22013928.html how you can use GnuPG to encrypt mail-texts
0
 

Author Comment

by:expertis
ID: 17820350
Thanks for the help hernst42.  Just so I understand this completely... does this mean the recipient of the GnuPG email would need to have a mail client that supports decrypting the email?  If yes, does Outlook or Mail on Mac OSX have this capability? Or is the decrypting a separate application?  The email recipients would be clerical staff with minimal computer skills so making it fool-proof is the ultimate goal.

Thanks.
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:hernst42
ID: 17820654
Yes there are plugins for outlook that can decrypt pgp. You can also use openssl instead of pgp to make S/MIME encryption, where you don't need an aditional plugin for Outlook/Mac OS (don't know if outlook express has a buildin S/MIME plugin)

Sidenote: Encryping/security and fool-proof/usability are two things which are very hard to reach together, but good look with that.
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Part of the Global Positioning System A geocode (https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/geocoding/) is the major subset of a GPS coordinate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Positioning_System), the other parts being the altitude and t…
Nothing in an HTTP request can be trusted, including HTTP headers and form data.  A form token is a tool that can be used to guard against request forgeries (CSRF).  This article shows an improved approach to form tokens, making it more difficult to…
The viewer will learn how to count occurrences of each item in an array.
The viewer will learn how to create a basic form using some HTML5 and PHP for later processing. Set up your basic HTML file. Open your form tag and set the method and action attributes.: (CODE) Set up your first few inputs one for the name and …

728 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question