p7mViewer 3.0

FAQ

Questions

I have received an smime.p7m file in my mail. What's inside and how can I open it?
What is an smime.p7m file?
I have followed the instructions to open an smime.p7m file, but I cannot view the content. Why?
How to install received p7mViewer license in p7mViewer 3.0?
How to install received p7mViewer license in p7mViewer Eudora plugin?

How to upgrade from p7mViewer 2.0 (p7mViewer Lite) to p7mViewer 3.0?

Answers

I have received an smime.p7m file in my mail. What's inside and how can I open it?

An smime.p7m file contains an email that has been encrypted or signed by the sender. The signature can give you an information on the sender's identity while the encryption ensures that only the intended recipients can read it.

  1. Download and Install p7mViewer 3.0.

  2. Save the smime.p7m file to a disk.

  3. Double-click the saved file/attachment icon to view the message's content.
 
What is an smime.p7m file?

An smime.p7m file contains an encrypted or signed e-mail message. The message text and attachments are enveloped in an smime.p7m file together with security data. If your mail client does not support S/MIME it will display secure messages as empty, only with smime.p7m file attached. You can use p7mViewer to open the file and read its content.

NOTE: If the file is encrypted you need a private key matching a public key used to encrypt the mail installed on your machine.

 
I have followed the instructions to open an smime.p7m file, but I cannot view the content. Why?

There are several situations in which you cannot view the file's content. The most probable is that the content is encrypted, but you do not posess a private key needed to decrypt the file. It is also possible that the file has been unrecoverably damaged on the way to your mail client.

 
How to install received p7mViewer license in p7mViewer 3.0?

The p7mViewer license is distributed in the form of .vlf files.

To install the license, please follow these steps:

  1. Save the .vlf file received via e-mail to the disk,
  2. Start p7mViewer,
  3. Choose About... from the Help menu and click on the Licensing tab,
  4. Click Enter license... button,
  5. Locate the saved .vlf file, highlight it and click Open.
At this point your p7mViewer is licensed.

NOTE: Licenses have both starting and expiry date. It is possible that the license you have entered is not YET valid.

 
How to install received p7mViewer license in p7mViewer Eudora plugin?

The p7mViewer license is distributed in the form of .vlf files.

To install the license, please follow these steps:

  1. Save the .vlf file received via e-mail to the disk,
  2. Start Eudora,
  3. Choose Messsage Plug-ins Settings... from the Special menu and select p7mViewer Eudora Plugin item
  4. Click Settings button to open p7mViewer's settings dialog.
  5. In the dialog that opens, click Licensing tab.
  6. Click Enter license... button,
  7. Locate the saved .vlf file, highlight it and click Open.
At this point your p7mViewer Eudora plugin is licensed.

NOTE: Licenses have both starting and expiry date. It is possible that the license you have entered is not YET valid.

NOTE: If you have already installed p7mViewer license for p7mViewer 3.0 application, the license is also valid for Eudora's plugin.

 

How to upgrade from p7mViewer 2.0 (p7mViewer Lite) to p7mViewer 3.0?

Version 2.0.1.409 of p7mViewer came as an executable file that did not require installation. To upgrade to version 3.0, after downloading the installation file, simply open (eg. double-click) it to start the setup wizard that will guide you through the installation process. The setup program will associate.p7m files with the new p7mViewer 3.0.

 
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