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What Emails to Encrypt

Encrypt an Email in Microsoft Outlook

To send encrypted emails from Outlook, you can type “encrypt” anywhere in the subject line OR you may also use the encrypt button located in the new email message window. The encrypt button can be found on the ribbon under Options > Encrypt > Encrypt-only. Below are examples of both of these encryption methods. 

  1. Using Encrypt in the Subject Line
    • “Encrypt – Subject of email…” 
    • “Encrypt: Subject of email…”
    • Encrypt in the Subject Line
  2. Using the Encrypt Button
    • Options > Encrypt > Encrypt-only
    • Encrypt Button

Now that you know how to send encrypted emails, let's learn how to read them. Check out our page for Reading Encrypted Email Messages.

Confidential Data*

Emails containing confidential data should always be encrypted. 

Restricted Data*

Please consider encrypting emails containing restricted data. When in doubt, encrypt the email!

*This is not meant to be an all-inclusive list.