Secure Server -OK, but what about Secure E-Mail?

Secure Server -OK, but what about Secure E-Mail?

Post by Nat » Tue, 23 Apr 1996 04:00:00

I would appreciate any help on this. I've been reading this group for
while, and you guys really seem to know what your doing (I'm jealous!)

My web site is running on Apache servers running BSDi.

It has secure server capabilities. Here is my question:

I understand that if I get a certificate from Verisign that I will be
able to have secure web pages with using "https:"

The way I work now, is I design web pages for clients, and host their
pages on my server. So I make them an on-line form, and with a script
like, it e-mails them their form responses.

OK, but if this form was a secure form, how could I set it up so that
the form response gets e-mailed to them securely. (otherwise it
defeats the purpose of a secure form right? Other than making the
customers feel safer about submitting their credit card)

Someone recommended something called S-Mime, but said that as far as
they know it doesn't work on BSDi.  How are people dealing with type
of stuff? And what is compatible with BSDi?  I heard PGP might be able
to do it..but can it do it automatically for form responses?

I would really appreciate any help/suggestions you can offer.

**Please e-mail your response, I don't want to miss it.

Thank you,


1. Secure Secure Secure

Rookie question here...
We are running Red Hat Linux and have setup our DNS box and Web Servers,

All is well.
Now.....We want to be able to run Secure web sites on this system and do
not have the slightest clue as to how to do it.
I have been told I have to find some "hard to get version of Apache"
that supports 128 bit encryption...
what do I need to do to be able to host secure web sites.
Buy a site certificate?........Where?
What software do we need.?
Can we do this just using cgi scripts?
Any suggestions ????

Please....if you are able to clarify this whole secure site thing...drop
me an e mail at

I will really appreciate it.....

thanks in advance..


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