How do I send encrypted emails?

You will need to have purchased and installed a digital id on your computer ( How do I do that? )

  • To send someone a encrypted message you will need a copy of their recipient's digital ID. Ask them to send you a digitally signed message.

  • Open the message.

  • Right-click the name in the From field.

  • Select Add to Outlook Contacts.

  • Click Save and Close.

  • Note: If an entry for them already exists, select Update new information from this contact to the existing one.

  • Click OK.

  • Click on New Email to open a new message.

  • Click on the Options tab.

  • On the More Options section click the arrow in the bottom right hand corner.

  • Click Security Settings...

  • Check the Encrypt message and contents and attachments box.

  • Then click the Change Settings...

  • Then click the Choose... and select the Encryption Certificate.

  • Then Click ok then ok then close.

To configure Outlook to digitally sign all outgoing emails in Outlook:

    • Open Outlook

    • Click on New Email to open a new message

    • Click on the Options tab

    • On the More Options section click the arrow in the bottom right hand corner

    • Click Security Settings...

    • Check the Add digital signature to this message box

    • Click OK

Note: We recommend that you DO NOT choose to Encrypt contents and attachments for outgoing messages as this means every person you email must have a digital certificate to read your messages.