Thunderbird Installation Guide

Thunderbird Logo

After you have downloaded the ECS extension, installing it in your mail client is easy:

The following instructions are for MS Windows XP, but installation is similar for other operating systems; consult your user documentation for details:

Step 1

From the Thunderbird menu bar, select Tools|Add-ons:

Step 2

Select Install Add-on From File:

Step 3

Navigate to the folder into which you downloaded the extension, select the extension and press the Open button:

Step 4

Press the Install Now button, then restart Thunderbird:

Step 5

From the Thunderbird menu bar, select Tools|Account Settings…. The following window should appear:

Step 6

Scroll down, if necessary, until you come to the account for which you registered in the previous step. Under that account, select Envelope-Content Splitting Settings:

If you have not already registered this e-mail address with ChiaraMail, press the button labeled Create my ChiaraMail account!. This will cause an e-mail message to be sent to you asking that you confirm registration. Select the link in the message to view your content server password; make a note of it or copy it to your clipboard, as you will be only able to view it once. There is also a button at the bottom of the page which, when pressed, will send you a test ECS message to you, so you can test your configuration.

Step 7

Select the default content server configuration and press the Edit button:

Step 8

Enter the password you were assigned at registration, then select the check box labeled Send mail using ECS if you wish to make ECS your default content mode and, optionally, the Encrypt ECS content box if you wish your ECS content to be encrypted prior to transmission and the Include content box if you want ECS messages to include the message content with the message, as is done with ordinary e-mail (this can be useful when sending to recipients who are not enabled for ECS). You will be able to override any of these defaults prior to sending mail.

Press the OK button when you are done.

Step 9

To configure a private content server (for example, your bank may be hosting their own content server, to protect you from spoofing and phishing), press the Add button:

Step 10

Enter a name for the server configuration, as well as the content server name, password and port information that you were provided by the company hosting the content server. Unless you will be making this the default configuration, you are done, since ECS messages may only be sent from the default configuration.

When you are done, press OK.

Step 11

Press the OK button to exit Settings. Congratulations! You are now ready to send and read ECS messages. When sending an ECS message, if the Include content box (the third check box shown in the image of Step 6 above) is not checked and your recipients are not using an ECS-enabled mail client, instead of your message, they will see something like the following:

For your protection and privacy, this message was sent using ECS™ technology, but your mail client is not yet enabled for ECS. To read this secure message, please download the appropriate ECS extension for your mail client or one of our ECS-enabled mobile mail clients (