The recipient of a Websafe message might encounter an error message when trying to sign in:
You might encounter this issue if the recipient:
- uses the Continuity Service or
- has already a POP3 account with Hornetsecurity
The customer will encounter the following steps:
- The recipient receives a Websafe message
- Recipient receives a PIN
- Recipient enters the PIN
- Recipient logs in to read the message
- Recipient will receive the error message mentioned above.
For Hornetsecurity, a requirement for Websafe is to set up a temporary POP3 account for the recipient, which is used to safely read the message. If the recipient is already a POP3 user or uses the Continuity Service, then the address already exists as a POP3 account and thus will cause an error creating the account.
Hornetsecurity is working towards improving the error message, to make the issue more obvious for the recipient. The final resolution would be to switch to a different encryption method (e.g. S/MIME, PGP, etc.) for that recipient.
If you can’t clearly distinct whether the error is related to the above mentioned behavior, please get in touch with our support team.