Decrypt an Encrypted Email

The most convenient way to decrypt an E-mail message is to use the Mirramail program to receive the message with "Auto Decrypt" enabled.  You can enable or disable the "Auto Decrypt" option by clicking the "Security" menu item and selecting "Auto Decrypt" from the drop-down list.

Auto Decrypt menu

For the purpose of this topic, however, we will disable the "Auto Decrypt" option and decrypt the message once it has been received.

If you have already received an encrypted Mirramail message with Outlook, Outlook Express or another email program, click the "Switch To" icon on the main toolbar and select the appropriate program.  When the messages from the other program have loaded, select the encrypted message and click the "Decrypt" icon on the main toolbar to decrypt the message.  The decrypted message will be stored in your other email program as well as in the Mirracrypt message store.  Learn more. Switch to Outlook
  1. Select the message to decrypt, which you should be displayed in the preview area.  As you will see below, the message is encrypted and contains text to explain to the recipient that the message is encrypted and the email address of the sender.  Using the Mirramail program, decrypting the message is as simple as clicking the "Decrypt" button.

The text showing the encrypted email

  1. After clicking the "Decrypt" button, the message, including any attachments and formatting, is decrypted and can be viewed in the preview area.

The email after decryption.