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ZixMail Outlook 2007 Installation & Help
Zix Installation Instructions

Each user must be logged onto the network using his/her login ID in order for the ZixMail Signature files to install in the appropriate user roaming profile. Some network administrators have created the ZixMail Signature for their users under their ADMIN login ID. Consequently, when the end user logs in, the ZixMail software could NOT locate the user's ZixIt Signature because it was stored under the ADMIN's roaming profile. The Admin can install the software under their roaming profile but then must log out and allow the end user to log in and register their email address with ZixMail.

Getting Started With ZixMail for Outlook 2007

Installing ZixMail:

Note: You must uninstall any previous version of ZixMail before continuing with the install.

  1. Close any Windows based applications.
  2. Browse to the location where you saved the file you just downloaded and double-click zmo2007.exe to unzip the file.
  3. Once the file is unzipped, browse to where you unzipped the file and double-click setup.exe.
  4. After the Microsoft Office Customization Installer installs the program, click Close.
    Note: If you had Outlook open while installing ZixMail, close and re-open the program.

Creating a Zix Signature:

  1. In Outlook, select ZixMail > ZixSignature Manager from the toolbar.
  2. Click Create New.
  3. Enter your existing email address, then enter it again to confirm. Click Next.
  4. Reconfirm your email address and click Next.
  5. Enter a Signature Phrase, then enter it again to confirm (it is case sensitive). Click Next. Click Next again.
  6. Select Yes to create a recovery file then click Next.
  7. Select a file location for the recovery file and click Next.
  8. Click Finished, then close the Signature Manager.
  9. Respond to the ZixMail confirmation email message by clicking the Accept link.
  10. You are taken to the “Activation Successful” page.
  11. Open ZixSignature Manager and click Update Status.
  12. Click OK; then close ZixSignature Manager.

After completing this one-time setup process, you are ready to start sending and receiving ZixMail messages!

Using ZixMail for Outlook 2007

Composing and Sending a ZixMail Message

  1. Compose your message and attach files in Outlook as usual.
  2. From the composed message, select the Encrypt & Send button.
    Outlook 2007 Screenshot
  3. Select the Request a Receipt check box if you want to receive an email message noting when the recipient opens the message.
  4. Enter your Password and click OK.
    A progress box shows ZixMail checking signature validity for you and the message recipients.

Reading a ZixMail Message

ZixMail messages arrive in your regular inbox.

  1. To read a new message, open the message in your inbox, then click Decrypt Message.
  2. Enter your Password and click OK.
  3. ZixMail opens and decrypts the message. You can then read, reply, forward, save or delete your ZixMail message.

Please feel free to contact us for any further information or assistance you may need.