|What is smime.p7m?
|An smime.p7m file is a secure email:
the content and attachments have been secured according to S/MIME
to protect it from unauthorized access. To view the secure content,
open it with p7mViewer - the secure mail viewer.
Most often, you find an smime.p7m file in web-based
mail readers, when they try to display a secure email. For example:|
Other mail readers
that are not SMIME compatible will also display smime.p7m in such situation.
In such situation you can download
p7mViewer to open the smime.p7m file and read the
|What is inside an smime.p7m file?
|The raw content of an smime.p7m file looks similiar to this:|
|p7mViewer will display this file as:
|Any data, not only e-mail can be secured using S/MIME. For example, the help file for p7mTool, the tool for creating secure electronic mail and documents,
could be :
|Encrypted to Alice Viewer, without any MIME headers or encoding:
|Signed by Bob Viewer, encoded in Base 64, with MIME headers:
|Signed by both Bob and Alice Viewer, encrypted to Dave and Alice, with MIME headers but no inner headers:
|Attached to a text file with a short description and encrypted, signed and again encrypted (by and to Alice)