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Posted on 2007-11-28
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When i download a certificate from CA authority, I get a certificate with SHA! encryption algorithm and when I install the certificate on some stations, the algorithm is forced to become MD5 and there is no SHA1 which makes the encryption fail.

How can I add the SHA1 algorithm within the outlook?
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by:stronghold888
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It is not a common way. Did you check under Tools/Options/Security/Parameters (default parameter), look to the field 'Hash algorithm'. This field is set to MD5 or SHA1 ? If it is set to MD5, set it to SHA1 and then encryption should not fail.

Hope it helps
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I did check that and my problem is there, I have only the MD5 options and there is no SHA1 option. I need a way to add the SHA1 option.

Thank you
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What Windows version do you use?

Check this: http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-6350-5032808.html

It's a step-by-step on hoe to add the SHA1 algorithm.

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by:jkolaski
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It is windows XP SP2 with outlook 2003 SP3
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The solution is to install a clean windows version and the encryption will work properly
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Closed, 500 points refunded.
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