Importing and Using your Email or Personal Authentication certificate with The Bat!



Importing your Certificate into The Bat!:

  1. Open The Bat!, then click 'Account' > 'Properties'.

  2. In the Account Properties screen, select General from the left hand nav and click the 'Edit personal Certificates' button:

  3. In the ACCOUNT.VCF screen, make sure the 'Certificates' tab is selected and then click 'Import':

  4. Navigate to the location of your Comodo Personal Authentication Certificate file in .p12 format.

  5. If this is the first time you have tried to import a certificate, then The Bat! will ask you to set a password for the certificate store. It will then request you enter this password every time you access the store (including this first time). You should choose a secure password that features both alphabetic and numeric characters. Please make a note of this password for future reference.

  6. To complete the import and the installation process, you are required to enter the PIN (password) that you set up while exporting/backup of the certificate.

  7. Click OK to finish the process. The certificate will be imported into The Bat! Certificate store and can be used for digitally signing encrypting emails.

Signing and Encrypting Mails

  • Signing an email ensures the recipient knows the email has come from you and informs them that it has not been modified in transit.

  • Encrypting an email ensures that only the recipient can read the email content and attachments.

Note: In order to encrypt mail, you must first have your recipient's email certificate in your certificate store. To obtain their certificate, you need to get your contact to send you a signed email. Upon receipt of the signed mail, their certificate will be automatically imported into your certificate store and you will be able to sign/encrypt mail to that person.

To sign mail:

  1. Compose your new email and attach files as usual.

  2. Click Privacy from the menu bar and ensure the Enable S/MIME option is selected.

  3. Click the Sign button from the tool bar.

  4. If you are signing your mail for the first time, you will be asked to select the certificate to be used. Select your Comodo Personal Authentication Certificate and click OK.

  5. You will be prompted to enter the password for the certificate. Enter the password and click OK.

  6. Click the Send button.

To encrypt mail:

  1. Compose your new email and attach files as usual.

  2. Click Privacy from the menu bar and ensure the Enable S/MIME option is selected.

  3. Click the Encrypt button from the tool bar.

  4. If you are signing your mail for the first time, you will be asked to select the certificate to be used. Select your Comodo Personal Authentication Certificate and click OK.

  5. You will be prompted to enter the password for the certificate. Enter the password and click OK.

  6. Click the Send button.

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