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Email Encryption Set-up

Encrypting an email Set-up

If you wish to make use of Proofpoint Encryption service you must be on Advanced package or above.


This feature then needs to be enabled. To enable please go to:

  • Click on Features
  • Tick check box Enable Email Encryption
  • Click Save

 

To send an outbound email so that it is encrypted:

  • Click on Company Settings
  • Click on Filters tab
  • Click on Outbound tab
  • Click on New Filter button
  • Choose a name for the filter (i.e., Outbound Encrypted)
  • Click on the Continue button
  • Set scope as Company
  • If you wish to send an encrypted email based on a subject keyword set your logic as: If Email Subject Contains Any Of [encrypt]
  • Choose "Encrypt" from drop-down list of actions
  • Click Save.


This will encrypt an outbound email if the subject contains the keyword [encrypt] i.e. included in the square brackets.

Using the Outlook Encryption Plugin:

A filter must be created first in order to use the Outlook Plugin

  • Click on Company Settings
  • Click on Filters tab
  • Click on Outbound tab
  • Click on New Filter button
  • Choose a name for the filter (i.e., Outbound Encrypted Plugin)
  • Click on the Continue button
  • Set scope as Company
  • Select the condition to Email Header CONTAIN(S) ANY OF then in the text box: x-proofpointencryptdesktop: encrypt
  • Choose "Encrypt" from drop-down list of actions
  • Click Save

 

NOTE: You must use Proofpoint Essentials to filter your outbound email. If using Proofpoint to filter only inbound email this feature will not work.

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