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Email encryption has finally hit the mainstream. I’m seeing an increasing demand to protect emails containing confidential data. Most people know that sending an unencrypted email is like sending a postcard… it’s possible for someone who knows what they’re doing to intercept and read it. But have you ever tried any of the older email encryption tools like PGP or Juricert? They require additional cost, software, and multiple steps, and as a result aren’t widely used due to the inconvenience.

Enter Microsoft’s new solution, included for free in Microsoft 365 and Outlook. Only a couple of clicks can add basic encryption, or even Do Not Forward and Do Not Print options. You can also revoke access to the encrypted email at a later date, or automatically encrypt emails that include confidential data formatted like credit card or social insurance numbers. Finally, email encryption that is convenient for both the sender and recipient, and provides peace of mind.

When you need to protect the privacy of an email message, encrypt it using this feature built into Outlook 365. Encrypting an email message in means it’s converted from readable plain text into scrambled cipher text. Only the recipient who has the private key that matches the public key used to encrypt the message can decipher the message for reading. Any recipient without the corresponding private key, however, sees indecipherable text.

See the Microsoft website for more info: