Email certified by SelfDestructingMessage is admissible in court as verifiable evidence to support the following:
Additional protection provides independent establishment of the trustworthiness of SelfDestructingMessage date and time stamps.
Before we begin:
It is important to understand the answers to the following 2 questions:-
Answers to other questions raised by the above can be found at the end of this document.
SelfDestructingMessage provides up to three different Certified Documents per email sent.
To use your Certified SelfDestructingMessage documents in court, please carefully follow the steps below.
To verify these documents, obtain a signature verification program (for example: PGP by Networks Associates Technology, Inc. which is available for download from the web site www.pgp.com (USA) and also www.pgpi.com (International))
Mark and copy the the entire SelfDestructingMessage certified document verbatim. If you are verifying an HTML document, first display the document, then choose "View-Source" to access the literal content that has been certified (eg; the key sequence for this in popular email software is File=>Properties=>Details=>Message-Source)
Use your signature verification program to verify the contents of your clipboard. For example, the key sequence within the PGP product for this is PGP=>Clipboard=>Decrypt&Verify. You may be prompted to search for the SelfDestructingMessage public key. You can allow this automatically, or download it manually from our web site if you prefer. Our Key ID is 0x1D8ADDED and our SelfDestructingMessage TimeStamper Key fingerprint = 7272 F5EA A903 19B5 74E0 A620 4A02 2DFB. Please verify these are correct by selecting "Key Properties" for our public key "SelfDestructingMessage TimeStamper <firstname.lastname@example.org>"
Print the resulting verified document (or the source thereof if HTML).
If the signed document has been altered in any way, it will NOT verify properly - ie: you will get the following status:
Note: Dates and Times displayed by your verification program will be UTC unless otherwise specified.