Tips to customize security settings of Microsoft® Outlook 2003
Learn how to customize security settings of Microsoft Outlook 2003
Microsoft Outlook 2003 is used by a number of users for e-mailing. However, you need to ensure proper security settings for the application. This is to ensure protection from any type of hijackers or infections from the system. Microsoft Outlook 2003 comes with many security settings by default. You can customize these settings and can make the application more secured. One among the security setting which can be customized in Microsoft Outlook 2003 is the Active Scripting. It can be disabled to block HTML-formatted e-mails with scripts from launching without prompting. You can try specifying a group of custom security settings for a set of Microsoft Outlook 2003 users.
Here are some tips to customizing the security settings of Microsoft Outlook 2003:
- Disable Active Scripting
- Specify a group of custom security settings
- Configure to use new message security settings
Disable Active Scripting
To disable active scripting in Microsoft Outlook 2003, you need to open the Tools menu of the Microsoft Outlook and get the Options. In the Security tab, set the zone to ‘Internet’ and then click the ‘Zone Settings’. A warning message will be displayed at that time. It will let you know that the changes you make in this zone will also be made in Internet Explorer and Outlook Express. You can then click the ‘OK’ button which will bring the ‘Security’ window. You can then click the Custom Level and then Security Settings. Under the Scripting option, select Active Scripting. Finally, click the Disabled option and click OK button.
Specify a group of custom security settings
You can specify a group of custom security settings for a set of Microsoft Outlook 2003 users with the use of Microsoft Outlook Security template. To do this, you need to open the Microsoft Outlook and select the drop-down arrow near to the New on the toolbar. From the displayed list, select the Choose Form. Next step is to navigate to the template that was created earlier and click the Open option. You can then select the Security Settings for Exception Group and type in a name in the Security Group Name box. Finally, type the name for each user who needs custom security settings in the Members box.
You can configure the Microsoft Outlook 2003 to use the new message security settings. To do this, you need to open the Tools menu of Microsoft Outlook 2003 and select the Options. In the Microsoft Outlook 2003 Options box, select the Security tab. Press the Settings button in the Encrypted E-Mail section. You need to then ensure that the ‘My S/MIME Settings’ title appears for the Security Settings Name drop-down list. You can then ensure the S/MIME is selected for the Cryptography Format. To do this, make sure that the Digital Certificate that you previously selected is under the Signing Certificate in the Certificates and Algorithms section.
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