How to turn off e-mail matching for certificates in Outlook

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Summary

When you send a secure message in Microsoft Outlook 2013, Microsoft Outlook 2010, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, Microsoft Outlook 2002, or in Microsoft Outlook 2000, you may need to use a certificate that does not match your e-mail address. This article describes how to turn off e-mail matching for certificates.

Resolution

You can turn off e-mail address matching for certificates by editing your registry. To do this, follow these steps, as appropriate for the version of Outlook that you are running.

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

Outlook 2013

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook\Security
  3. If a Security registry key does not exist, create a new key. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click the following registry key:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook
    2. On the Edit menu, point to
      New, and then click Key.
    3. Type
      Security, and then press ENTER.
  4. Right-click the Security key, click New, and then click
    DWORD Value.
  5. Type SupressNameChecks, and then press ENTER.
  6. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  7. Type 1, and then click OK.
  8. On the Registry menu, click Exit.

Outlook 2010

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Security
  3. If a Security registry key does not exist, create a new key. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click the following registry key:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook
    2. On the Edit menu, point to
      New, and then click Key.
    3. Type
      Security, and then press ENTER.
  4. Right-click the Security key, click New, and then click
    DWORD Value.
  5. Type SupressNameChecks, and then press ENTER.
  6. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  7. Type 1, and then click OK.
  8. On the Registry menu, click Exit.

Outlook 2007

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Security
  3. If a Security registry key does not exist, create a new key. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click the following registry key:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook
    2. On the Edit menu, point to
      New, and then click Key.
    3. Type
      Security, and then press ENTER.
  4. Right-click the Security key, click New, and then click
    DWORD Value.
  5. Type SupressNameChecks, and then press ENTER.
  6. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  7. Type 1, and then click OK.
  8. On the Registry menu, click Exit.

Outlook 2003

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Security
  3. If a Security registry key does not exist, create a new key. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click the following registry key:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook
    2. On the Edit menu, point to
      New, and then click Key.
    3. Type
      Security, and then press ENTER.
  4. Right-click the Security key, click New, and then click
    DWORD Value.
  5. Type SupressNameChecks, and then press ENTER.
  6. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  7. Type 1, and then click OK.
  8. On the Registry menu, click Exit.

Outlook 2002

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Outlook\Security
  3. If a Security registry key does not exist, create a new key. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click the following registry key:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Outlook
    2. On the Edit menu, point to
      New, and then click Key.
    3. Type
      Security, and then press ENTER.
  4. Right-click the Security key, click New, and then click
    DWORD Value.
  5. Type SupressNameChecks, and then press ENTER.
  6. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  7. Type 1, and then click OK.
  8. On the Registry menu, click Exit.

Outlook 2000

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Outlook\Security
  3. If a Security registry key does not exist, create a new key. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click the following registry key:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Outlook
    2. On the Edit menu, point to
      New, and then click Key.
    3. Type
      Security, and then press ENTER.
  4. Right-click the Security key, click New, and then click
    DWORD Value.
  5. Type SupressNameChecks, and then press ENTER.
  6. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  7. Type 1, and then click OK.
  8. On the Registry menu, click Exit.

More Information

When you send an encrypted email message to a recipient, Outlook uses the recipient's certificate to secure the message. If the email address of the contact or recipient is different from the email address that is specified in the recipient's certificate, you receive the following warning:
Encryption Problems

Microsoft Outlook had problems encrypting this message because the following recipients had missing or invalid certificates, or conflicting or unsupported encryption capabilities:

recipient name

Continue will encrypt and send the message but the listed recipients may not be able to read it.

Send UnencryptedContinueCancel
To prevent Outlook from displaying this warning message, apply the registry change described in the Resolution section of this article.
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Article ID: 276597 - Last Review: Mar 25, 2013 - Revision: 1

Microsoft Outlook 2013, Microsoft Outlook 2010, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition, Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition

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