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Email Encryption

 
 
 

Email Encryption imageAny data that is to be moved from Edinburgh Napier University premises and is of a sensitive or confidential nature must be encrypted as stated in the Information Security Policy.

 

The Email encryption service is available for any staff with a requirement to send encrypted emails using their Edinburgh Napier University mailbox to recipients in other organisations.

 

The service is easy to use, does not require any additional software to be installed on your PC and has been approved for the transfer of confidential and sensitive information. Please note: All internal mail is encrypted.

 

The Email Encryption Service was recently upgraded from Exchange Hosted Encryption (EHE) to Office 365 Message Encryption.

 

 

Email Encryption Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

What is the cost of the service?
How do I order the service?
How do I send an encrypted email?
How does the recipient read the encrypted email?
The service was recently upgraded, what are the changes?
Can this service be transferred to another staff member within my department?
Can recipients receive further help and support?

 
 

Q: What is the cost of the service?

 

A:  There is no cost, this is now a free service.

 
 

Q: How do I order the service?

 

A:  To order this service please complete the Email Encryption Request form via UniDesk Self Service (you will need to log in if accessing off campus). 

 

Once your request is received and processed you'll receive a reply from the IS Service Desk which will include instructions on how to send an encrypted email. 

 
 

Q: How do I send an encrypted email?

 

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A: Once the IS Service Desk have received and processed your application they'll send you instructions on how to send an encrypted email.

 

 

 

All you need to do is enter the parameters given to you by the IS Service Desk and the email will be automatically encrypted.

 

Q: How does the recipient read the email?

 

A:  When the encrypted email is received, the recipient will need to save and open the attachment and follow the on screen instructions to view the email.

 

If the recipient already has a Microsoft or Office 365 organisational account they'll be able to sign in and view the email using this account.

 
 

If the recipient doesn't have a Microsoft account or if they don't wish to sign into their Microsoft account they can view the encrypted message using a One-Time Passcode.

 
 

Instructions for viewing an email using a One-Time Passcode can be found on the Microsoft website.

 
 

Q: The service was recently upgraded, what are the changes?

 

A: In August 2014 the service was upgraded from Exchange Hosted Encryption (EHE) to Office 365 Message Encryption.

 

The change doesn't effect the way you send encrypted messages.  However recipients no longer sign in with an EHE-specific user account and password, instead they will sign in with a Microsoft or Office 365 organizational account, or they can request a One-Time Passcode, find out more.   

 

Messages that were encrypted using the original service (EHE) won’t be converted to the Office 365 Message Encryption format. EHE-encrypted messages will remain available to recipients, who can view them by signing in to the EHE portal.

 

Q: Can this service be transferred to another staff member within my department?

 

A:  Yes, at any point in the two year period you may choose to transfer the usage of the service to another member of staff. Arrange this by contacting the IS Service Desk:
Email: ISServiceDesk@napier.ac.uk
Telephone: ext 3000 or (0131) 455 3000 from an external line.

 
 

Q: Can recipients receive further help and support?Support image
A:
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n the first instance they should contact the IS Service Desk:
Email: ISServiceDesk@napier.ac.uk
Telephone: ext 3000 or (0131) 455 3000 from an external line.

 
 

We recognise that due to different time zones your recipient's support call may not be dealt with quickly. Out with core hours we recommend that recipients contact Microsoft directly. This service will also provide local language if required.

 

There are four methods for contacting Microsoft Technical Support to open a support incident:

 

Microsoft Premier Support: For more information about accessing Premier Support, go to the Microsoft Premier Support Online Portal or the Microsoft Premier Support Web site.

 

Technical support Web site:  https://messaging.custhelp.com


Technical support email: support@messaging.microsoft.com
 

Telephone: Toll-free: 866.291.7726
Direct: +1.204.927.2299
International: UIFN 800-0000-0060

 

International Dialling Codes:
When using the UIFN phone number (800-0000-0060), use the following dialling codes for countries and regions that have UIFN support:

Australia 0011

Austria 00

Costa Rica 00

Denmark 00

Finland 00

France 00

Germany 00

Hong Kong SAR 001

Italy 00

Japan:

0061-010, for IDC

0041 010, for Japan Telecom

Luxembourg 00

Netherlands 00 

Norway 00

Switzerland 00


These are the individual telephone numbers for countries and regions that do not support UIFN:
 

Mexico 001-8885086467

Belgium 0800-75013
 
 
 

Further Information

 

You may also find the following links useful: 

  Email Encryption Guide - Receiving and Replying to Encrypted Emails

 
 

  Data Encryption

 

  Email Security