[Phpwm] Secure email

Andy Cowan andyc at waverider.net.uk
Mon Feb 25 19:02:21 GMT 2008

Have a look at gpg as well - there's an outlook plugin.



-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Lovering <tonylovering at talktalk.net>
Sent: 25 February 2008 18:30
To: West Midlands PHP User Group <phpwm at mailman.lug.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [Phpwm] Secure email

David Goodwin wrote:
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> Tony Lovering wrote:
> | One of my NHS clients wants a secure system that will allow them to
> | generate emails to managers and the HR dept with letters, forms etc. At
> | the moment their email client is Microsoft Outlook which is unable to
> | provide the security they require to allow transfer of confidential
> | medical data.
> |
> | Does anyone know of a PHP based solution?
> Define: security.
I haven't been able to contact the person asking for this but I assume
some form of encryption is required. Because they haven't explained why
Outlook isn't secure enough I'm finding it difficult to understand what
they want.

Tim's PGP suggestion looks interesting though.

> Would Squirrelmail or Roundcube running over HTTPS suffice?
I'll not sure, the websites don't talk about security as such, and I'm a
beginner as far as email is concerned, I can use it but I've not had to
mess about technically.
> Presumably you'll need to get the mail server itself to use SSL (i.e.
> SMTPS), and hope the receiving mail server supports SSL...
Yes I think so



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