Any email that is sent from an @unr.edu email address and received by an @unr.edu is secure by virtue of the fact that a NetID is required to both send and receive the email.
If you are sending emails to an external address, you have the option to encrypt the contents of your email.
Encrypting Outgoing Emails
To encrypt the contents of your email, write [encrypt] (with square brackets) in the subject of your email. Our mail server will detect it and apply secure encryption to the email.
What Does the Recipient Receive?
- When the encrypted message arrives, it will look like a regular e-mail (with an attachment).
- However, instead of the body of the message that you sent, this e-mail will ask the recipient to open an attachment.
- The attachment (a simple html page) will instruct the user to follow one of two options to read the message. They can either create an account using the email that received the encrypted message, or use a one time code that will be sent to the same email address as the encrypted message.
- The link takes them to a secure site on a University server, where they will need to register their details.
- After registering, they will be taken to the message.
- This encryption prevents the message from leaving the University (the recipient can only access the message on the University server).
If you have any issues encrypting outgoing email, please contact the OIT Support Center.