Mittwoch, 29. Dezember 2010

Using a .NET SmartCard in Thunerbird for S/MIME Mail

This post is about the usage of the .NET SmartCard in Thunderbird. You might want to read Installing and configuring a .NET Smartcard first.

Go to Tools –> Options


Press  Security Devices –> Load


Browse for the PKCS#11 DLL file which is located at the following location on my PC
C:\Program Files (x86)\Gemalto\PKCS11 for .NET V2 smart cards\gtop11dotnet.dll


Go back to the options-menu, now press “View Certificates”. Thunderbird now asks you for the SmartCard PIN and then shows the certificated contained on your card.


That’s it! You can now use Thunderbird with S/MIME. When you write an email, just select Options –> Digitally Sign This Message”.
Once the receiver got your signed mail, he can reply with an encrypted mail.


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