When you open the Windows 10 messaging app configure Email security, you may receive an error – This setting cannot be applied to any of your accounts. In this article, we share what it means and what you can do about it when you receive it on Windows 10 Mail App.
Email security – This setting cannot be applied to any of your accounts
The first thing you need to know is not a mistake. It’s a clear message that the settings are not available for accounts that you have on the Windows 10 Mail app.
Why is email security not available for your email account?
The email security section aAllows you to change the digital signature and S / MIME encryption options. These options are only available for account types that support these features. You can configure by going to Settings> Email security. However, if you don't see any options, but only a message stating that this setting cannot be applied to any of your accounts., It's because none of the accounts configured in Windows 10 Mail supports it. charge.
If your account would have supported it, here's what it will look like. Here you can choose to always connect with S / MIME, automatically select certificates and enable encryption for all emails.
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That said, if it's already enabled for you, but you can't see it in Windows 10 Mail, you have few options. You can try reinstalling the Windows 10 Mail app or check if the certificates are installed. If enabled, you can configure according to the options shown in the image above.
Prerequisites for digital signature and S / MIME encryption
If you doubt that if Windows 10 Mail supports it, then yes, it does. However, S / MIME is only enabled for Exchange accounts. You cannot use S / MIME signing and encryption with a personal account such as Outlook.com
Second, you must have a valid Personal Information Exchange Certificate (PFX) installed on the device. To obtain these certificates, it is best to contact your IT administrator. They should be able to create PFX certificate profiles in Configuration Manager or Microsoft Intune.
What do you mean by encrypting email messages?
S / MIME or Secure / Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions is a widely used and accepted protocol for sending digitally signed and encrypted messages. Many companies make sure to encrypt their emails using S / MIME, or if you are using Office 365, you have information rights management.
If you are using Outlook, it is available in the Trust Center in the options. You can import certificates and choose how to encrypt emails.
I hope the message may have helped you understand why you received the error This setting cannot be applied to any of your Error accounts for the Windows 10 Mail app. If you are trying to understand because of curiosity, I hope you understand it.
However, if you have an Exchange account with S / MIME enabled, check the prerequisites.