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Sun Java System Communications Services 6 2005Q1 Deployment Planning Guide 

Chapter 27
Understanding Communications Express Pre-Installation Considerations

This chapter describes considerations you need to think about before installing Communications Express.

This chapter contains the following sections:

Communications Express Installation Considerations

Before installing Communications Express, consider the following planning aspects:

Requirements for Using S/MIME with Communications Express Mail

Communications Express Mail now includes the security advantages of the Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (S/MIME). Communications Express Mail users who are set up to use S/MIME can exchange signed or encrypted messages with other Communications Express Mail users, and with users of the Microsoft Outlook mail system or other mail clients that support S/MIME.

General Requirements for S/MIME

The signature and encryption features of S/MIME are available to a Communications Express Mail user only after:

Concepts You Should Know Before Deploying S/MIME

Before you deploy your mail system for S/MIME, be sure you are familiar with these concepts:

Where to Go for More Communications Express Information

To install and configure Communications Express, see the instructions in the Sun Java Systems Communications Express Administration Guide:

To administer S/MIME, see the Administering S/MIME for Communications Express Mail chapter in the Sun Java Systems Messaging Server Administration Guide:

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