Copy of Authenticity-Enabled Email WITH SLOT

AuthentiMail is designed to facilitate the sending and receiving of messages that are digitally signed by the use of the private key (called a PEN, or Personal Endorsement Number) of a digital identity certificate that is issued by the certification authority of the Authenticity Infrastructure, which is called the Osmio VRD certification authority.

All Osmio VRD certificates are accompanied by an eight digit Identity Quality score; AuthentiMail will make use of that score in determining how to process incoming messages.

AuthentiMail provides you with two inboxes:

  • Mail Slot
  • Mailbox

Your Mail Slot allows the inclusion of only incoming mail that’s digitally signed using the PEN of an Osmio VRD credential with a minimum Identity Quality (IDQA) score set by you, the mail receiver. [Button for Learn about IDQA)

Any mail message that does not meet the criteria for inclusion in your Mail Slot will instead be included in your Mailbox, which is a standard email inbox.

Outgoing Mail: The default is that all outgoing messages are digitally signed by you. Besides the usual indication of a signed message, the outgoing mail message includes the following notice:

This message is digitally signed by the PEN of the sender, giving you assurance that it actually was written and sent by the properly enrolled sender, whose identity quality score is [IDQA score] and that not a single bit has been altered since they signed it. Here is the identity badge of the sender: [IDQA badge]
If your phone or computer tells you that the root certificate is unknown, then you will need to accept the certification authority that attests to the identity of the signer. While you’re at it, you can enroll in the Osmio Vital Records Department’s identity assurance program so that you too can send digitally signed messages.