SignatureHashAlgorithm Property


This property specifies the hash algorithm for email digital signature. SHA256 is recommended.

Data Type: Long

Set the property to one of the following values:

Value Meaning
0 RSA\SHA1( Default )
1 RSA\SHA256
2 RSA\SHA384
3 RSA\SHA512
4 RSA\MD5

Remarks

Digital signature is always signed by sender certificate. The certificate used to sign email content MUST have the public/private key pair. First of all, the user MUST get a digital certificate for personal email protection from third-party certificate authorities such as www.verisign.com. After the certificate is installed on the machine, it can be viewed by "Control Pannel" -> "Internet Options" -> "Content" -> "Certificates" -> "Personal". When you view the certificate, please note there is a line "You have a private key that corresponds to this certificate" in the certificate view, that means you are able to use this certificate to sign email content. If this line doesn't appear, that means you are unable to sign the email content by this certificate. To sign email content with EASendMail, the certificate with private key is required to be imported to Mail.SignerCert properly.

vb6 sign email with certificate

EASendMail uses built-in Certificate and CertificateCollection object to sign and encrypt email.

Example

[Visual Basic, Visual C++, Delphi] The following example demonstrates how to load certificate to encrypt email with EASendMail SMTP Component. To get the full samples of EASendMail, please refer to Samples section.

[VB6, VBA - Encrypt Email]
Const CRYPT_MACHINE_KEYSET = 32 
Const CRYPT_USER_KEYSET = 4096 
Const CERT_SYSTEM_STORE_CURRENT_USER = 65536 
Const CERT_SYSTEM_STORE_LOCAL_MACHINE = 131072 
Const CERT_STORE_PROV_LDAP_STORE = 16

Private Sub btnEncryptEmail_Click() 

    Dim oSmtp As New EASendMailObjLib.Mail 
    oSmtp.LicenseCode = "TryIt" 

    ' Set your sender email address
    oSmtp.FromAddr = "test@emailarchitect.net" 

    ' Add recipient email address
    oSmtp.AddRecipientEx "support@emailarchitect.net", 0 

    ' Set email subject
    oSmtp.Subject = "test encrypted email from VB 6.0 project" 

    ' Set email body
    oSmtp.BodyText = "this is a test encrypted email sent from VB 6.0 project" 

    ' Your SMTP server address
    oSmtp.ServerAddr = "smtp.emailarchitect.net" 

    ' User and password for ESMTP authentication, if your server doesn't
        require ' User authentication, please remove the following codes.
    oSmtp.UserName = "test@emailarchitect.net" 
    oSmtp.Password = "testpassword" 

    ' If your smtp server requires SSL connection, please add this line
        ' oSmtp.SSL_init

    ' Add digital signature
    If Not oSmtp.SignerCert.FindSubject("test@emailarchitect.net", _ 
        CERT_SYSTEM_STORE_CURRENT_USER, "my") Then 
        MsgBox oSmtp.SignerCert.GetLastError() 
        Exit Sub 
    End If 

    If Not oSmtp.SignerCert.HasPrivateKey Then 
        MsgBox "Signer certificate has not private key, " & _ 
             " this certificate can not be used to sign email!" 
        Exit Sub 
    End If 

    ' Find the encrypting certificate for every recipients
    Dim oEncryptCert As New EASendMailObjLib.Certificate 
    If Not oEncryptCert.FindSubject("support@emailarchitect.net", _ 
                            CERT_SYSTEM_STORE_CURRENT_USER, "AddressBook") Then 
        If Not oEncryptCert.FindSubject("support@emailarchitect.net", _ 
                                        CERT_SYSTEM_STORE_CURRENT_USER, "my") Then 
            MsgBox oEncryptCert.GetLastError() 
            Exit Sub 
        End If 
    End If 

    ' Add encrypting certificate
    oSmtp.RecipientsCerts.Add oEncryptCert 

    MsgBox "start to send email ..." 

    If oSmtp.SendMail() = 0 Then 
        MsgBox "email was sent successfully!" 
    Else 
        MsgBox "failed to send email with the following error:" & oSmtp.GetLastErrDescription() 
    End If 

End Sub 

[VC++- Encrypt Email]
#include "stdafx.h" 

#include "easendmailobj.tlh" 
using namespace EASendMailObjLib; 

int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[]) 
{ 
    ::CoInitialize( NULL ); 

    IMailPtr oSmtp = NULL; 
    oSmtp.CreateInstance( __uuidof(EASendMailObjLib::Mail)); 
    oSmtp->LicenseCode = _T("TryIt"); 

    // Set your sender email address
    oSmtp->FromAddr = _T("test@emailarchitect.net"); 

    // Add recipient email address
    oSmtp->AddRecipientEx( _T("support@emailarchitect.net"), 0 ); 

    // Set email subject
    oSmtp->Subject = _T("Encrypted email from Visual C++ (S/MIME)"); 

    // Set email body
    oSmtp->BodyText = _T("this is a test encrypted email sent from Visual C++"); 

    // Your SMTP server address
    oSmtp->ServerAddr = _T("smtp.emailarchitect.net"); 

    // User and password for ESMTP authentication, if your server doesn't
        // require User authentication, please remove the following codes.
    oSmtp->UserName = _T("test@emailarchitect.net"); 
    oSmtp->Password = _T("testpassword"); 

    // If your smtp server requires SSL connection, please add this
        line // oSmtp->SSL_init();

    //add signer digital signature
    if( oSmtp->SignerCert->FindSubject(_T("test@emailarchitect.net"), 
        CERT_SYSTEM_STORE_CURRENT_USER , _T("my")) == VARIANT_FALSE ) 
    { 
        _tprintf(_T("Error with signer certificate; %s\r\n"), 
            (const TCHAR*)oSmtp->SignerCert->GetLastError()); 
        return 0; 
    } 

    if( oSmtp->SignerCert->HasPrivateKey == VARIANT_FALSE ) 
    { 
        _tprintf(_T("certificate does not have a private key, it can not sign email.\r\n" )); 
        return 0; 
    } 

    // Find the encrypting certificate for every recipients
    ICertificatePtr oCert = NULL; 
    oCert.CreateInstance(__uuidof(EASendMailObjLib::Certificate)); 
    if( oCert->FindSubject(_T("support@emailarchitect.net"), 
            CERT_SYSTEM_STORE_CURRENT_USER, _T("AddressBook")) == VARIANT_FALSE ) 
    { 
        if(oCert->FindSubject(_T("support@emailarchitect.net"), 
                CERT_SYSTEM_STORE_CURRENT_USER, _T("my")) == VARIANT_FALSE ) 
        { 
            _tprintf( _T("Encrypting certificate not found; %s\r\n"), 
                    (const TCHAR*)oCert->GetLastError()); 
            oCert.Release(); 
            return 0; 
        } 
    } 

    // Add encrypting certificate
    oSmtp->RecipientsCerts->Add( oCert ); 
    oCert.Release(); 

    _tprintf(_T("Start to send email ...\r\n" )); 

    if( oSmtp->SendMail() == 0 ) 
    { 
        _tprintf( _T("email was sent successfully!\r\n")); 
    } 
    else 
    { 
        _tprintf( _T("failed to send email with the following error: %s\r\n"), 
            (const TCHAR*)oSmtp->GetLastErrDescription()); 
    } 

    if( oSmtp != NULL ) 
        oSmtp.Release(); 

    return 0; 
} 

[Delphi - Encrypt Email]
Unit Unit1; 

Interface 

Uses 
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Variants, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms, 
  Dialogs, StdCtrls, EASendMailObjLib_TLB; // add EASendMail Unit 

Type 
  TForm1 = Class(TForm) 
    Button1: TButton; 
    Procedure Button1Click(Sender: TObject); 
  private 
    { Private declarations } 
  public 
    { Public declarations } 
  End; 

Const 
  CRYPT_MACHINE_KEYSET = 32; 
  CRYPT_USER_KEYSET = 4096; 
  CERT_SYSTEM_STORE_CURRENT_USER = 65536; 
  CERT_SYSTEM_STORE_LOCAL_MACHINE = 131072; 
  CERT_STORE_PROV_LDAP_STORE = 16;

Var 
  Form1: TForm1; 

Implementation 

{$R *.dfm} 

Procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject); 
Var 
  oSmtp : TMail; 
  oEncryptCert : TCertificate; 
Begin 
  oSmtp := TMail.Create(Application); 
  oSmtp.LicenseCode := 'TryIt'; 

  // Set your sender email address
  oSmtp.FromAddr := 'test@emailarchitect.net'; 

  // Add recipient email address
  oSmtp.AddRecipientEx( 'support@emailarchitect.net', 0); 

  // Set email subject
  oSmtp.Subject := 'test encrypted email from Delphi with digital signature'; 

  // Set body text
  oSmtp.BodyText := 'this is a test encrypted email sent from Delphi with digital signature'; 

  // Add digital signature
  If Not oSmtp.SignerCert.FindSubject('test@emailarchitect.net', 
    CERT_SYSTEM_STORE_CURRENT_USER, 'my' ) Then 
    Begin 
      ShowMessage( oSmtp.SignerCert.GetLastError()); 
      exit; 
    End; 

  If Not oSmtp.SignerCert.HasCertificate Then 
    Begin 
      ShowMessage( 'Signer certificate has no private key, ' + 
      'this certificate can not be used to sign email'); 
    End; 

  // Find the encrypting certificate for every recipients
  oEncryptCert := TCertificate.Create(Application); 
  If Not oEncryptCert.FindSubject('support@emailarchitect.net', 
    CERT_SYSTEM_STORE_CURRENT_USER, 'AddressBook' ) Then 
    If Not oEncryptCert.FindSubject('support@emailarchitect.net', 
    CERT_SYSTEM_STORE_CURRENT_USER, 'my' ) Then 
    Begin 
      ShowMessage( oEncryptCert.GetLastError()); 
      exit; 
    End; 

  // Add encrypting certificate
  oSmtp.RecipientsCerts.Add(oEncryptCert.DefaultInterface); 

  // Your SMTP server address
  oSmtp.ServerAddr := 'smtp.emailarchitect.net'; 

  // User and password for ESMTP authentication, if your server doesn't
      require // user authentication, please remove the following codes
  oSmtp.UserName := 'test@emailarchitect.net'; 
  oSmtp.Password := 'testpassword'; 

  // If your SMTP server requires SSL connection, please add this
      line // oSmtp.SSL_init();

  ShowMessage( 'start to send email ...' ); 

  If oSmtp.SendMail() = 0 Then 
    ShowMessage( 'email was sent successfully!' ) 
  Else 
    ShowMessage( 'failed to send email with the following error: ' 
    + oSmtp.GetLastErrDescription()); 

End; 

End. 

[VB6, VBA - Find Certificate in Active Directory by LDAP]
Const CRYPT_MACHINE_KEYSET = 32 
Const CRYPT_USER_KEYSET = 4096 
Const CERT_SYSTEM_STORE_CURRENT_USER = 65536 
Const CERT_SYSTEM_STORE_LOCAL_MACHINE = 131072 
Const CERT_STORE_PROV_LDAP_STORE = 16

Private Sub btnEncryptEmail_Click() 

    Dim oSmtp As New EASendMailObjLib.Mail 
    oSmtp.LicenseCode = "TryIt" 

    ' Set your sender email address
    oSmtp.FromAddr = "test@emailarchitect.net" 

    ' Add recipient email address
    oSmtp.AddRecipientEx "Support <support@emailarchitect.net>", 0 

    ' Set email subject
    oSmtp.Subject = "test encrypted email from VB 6.0 project" 

    ' Set email body
    oSmtp.BodyText = "this is a test encrypted email sent from VB 6.0 project" 

    ' Your SMTP server address
    oSmtp.ServerAddr = "smtp.emailarchitect.net" 

    ' User and password for ESMTP authentication, if your server doesn't
        require ' User authentication, please remove the following codes.
    oSmtp.UserName = "test@emailarchitect.net" 
    oSmtp.Password = "testpassword" 

    ' If your smtp server requires SSL connection, please add this line
        ' oSmtp.SSL_init

    ' Add digital signature
    If Not oSmtp.SignerCert.FindSubject("test@emailarchitect.net", _ 
        CERT_SYSTEM_STORE_CURRENT_USER, "my") Then 
        MsgBox oSmtp.SignerCert.GetLastError() 
        Exit Sub 
    End If 

    If Not oSmtp.SignerCert.HasPrivateKey Then 
        MsgBox "Signer certificate has not private key, " & _ 
             " this certificate can not be used to sign email!" 
        Exit Sub 
    End If 

    ' Please change the ldap path as your environment.
    Dim oEncryptCert As New EASendMailObjLib.Certificate 
    If Not oEncryptCert.FindSubject("support@emailarchitect.net", _ 
        CERT_STORE_PROV_LDAP_STORE, "ldap:///CN=Support,CN=USERS,DC=my,DC=server?userCertificate") Then 
            MsgBox oEncryptCert.GetLastError() 
            Exit Sub 
    End If 

    ' Add encrypting certificate
    oSmtp.RecipientsCerts.Add oEncryptCert 

    MsgBox "start to send email ..." 

    If oSmtp.SendMail() = 0 Then 
        MsgBox "email was sent successfully!" 
    Else 
        MsgBox "failed to send email with the following error:" & oSmtp.GetLastErrDescription() 
    End If 

End Sub 

See Also

SignerCert Property
Digital Signature and E-mail Encryption
RecipientsCerts Property