encrypted email not promoting the credential on the outlook.

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encryption emails not promoting the credentials. Email openly directly without any promoting credential. What could be the reason? for not promoting credentials on the encryption.


Please assist me to resolve this issue.


Thank you....!!!

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Hi @danielh,

Here are some common causes and solutions for this problem:

Cached Credentials: Outlook might be using cached credentials for encryption. Try clearing cached credentials and re-entering them.

Certificate Issues: Ensure that the encryption certificates are installed and valid. If there's an issue with the certificate, it can prevent the prompt for credentials.

Outlook Profile: Sometimes, issues like this can be resolved by creating a new Outlook profile. Your current profile might be corrupted.

Outlook Updates: Make sure you have the latest updates for Outlook. Sometimes, software updates include bug fixes for such issues.

Password Management Software: If you're using password management software, it might interfere with Outlook's credential prompt. Ensure that the password manager isn't causing the problem.

Network and Firewall Settings: Check your network and firewall settings. They can sometimes block the necessary communication between Outlook and the email server, leading to issues with credential prompts.

Outlook Add-ins: Disable any third-party add-ins in Outlook, as they could be conflicting with the encryption process.

Email Provider Settings: Ensure that your email provider's settings for encryption are correctly configured. Some providers might have specific settings or requirements.

Authentication Settings: Review the authentication settings in Outlook. Make sure they are configured to prompt for credentials when needed.

Test in a Different Environment: If possible, test the email encryption in a different environment or using a different email client to isolate the issue further. This will help determine if the problem is specific to your Outlook setup.

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Leon Pavesic