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Change the default signing and encryption option

Your BlackBerry® smartphone is designed to use the default signing and encryption option when you send a message to a contact that you haven't previously sent a message to or received a message from. Otherwise, your smartphone uses the message history to suggest a signing and encryption option.

You can set your smartphone to try to use the default signing and encryption option for your outgoing messages instead. However, if message classifications are turned on, the default signing and encryption option might not be able to be used depending on the security requirements of a message's classification. For example, if your default signing and encryption option is set to Sign and you compose a reply to a message that is classified as confidential, the signing and encryption option is set to Sign and Encrypt instead of the default signing and encryption option.

  1. On the home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon.
  2. Click Device > Advanced System Settings > Default Services.
  3. Change the Default Encoding field.
    • To try to use the default signing and encryption option for outgoing messages, set the Outgoing Message Encoding Suggestion field to Use Default Encoding.
    • To use the signing and encryption option based on the message history, set the Outgoing Message Encoding Suggestion field to Use Message History.
  4. Press the Menu key > Save.

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