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Use the Microsoft Outlook Add-in


ESET Endpoint Encryption Outlook Add-in is compatible with Microsoft Outlook version 2003 and later.

The ESET Endpoint Encryption Outlook Add-in integrates with Microsoft Outlook to provide encryption of emails and email attachments.

If you do not use Outlook, you can manually encrypt email messages and attachments to retain security. You can achieve it with file and text encryption.

Verify that the ESET Endpoint Encryption Outlook Add-in is enabled

1.Open the Microsoft Outlook.

2.Click File.

3.Click Options.

4.Click Add-ins.

5.Select COM Add-ins from the Manage drop-down menu and click Go.

6.Tick the check box next to ESET Endpoint Encryption Outlook Add-in to enable the add-in and click OK.

To disable the add-in, deselect the check box.

You can tick the check box and click Remove to remove the add-in from the list.

Click Add to view the available add-in options.

Send an encrypted email message or attachment

1.Open Microsoft Outlook and click New Email.

2.Type in your mail and click the ESET Endpoint Encryption tab. Select one of the options listed below for your email:

Encrypt Now! encrypts the email as it is when you click the button. For example, when you click Encrypt Now! after adding an attachment, it will encrypt the attachment, and any text typed afterward will remain unencrypted.

You can enable or disable the option Encrypt On Send. When you select Encrypt on Send, it is highlighted in orange. Click Send to send the message as encrypted.

Encrypt and Send combines the functionality of both the Encrypt Now! and Encrypt on Send buttons.

3.Formatted Text window displays. Click Yes.

4.In the ESET Endpoint Encryption Key Chooser window, select Use Encryption Key or Use Password.

Select Use Encryption Key for email recipients with ESET Endpoint Encryption installed on their machine. Select one of the available encryption keys.

Select Use Password for email recipients without ESET Endpoint Encryption installed on their machine. Type and confirm the password and click OK. The password used to encrypt the email will be subject to the password policy. We recommend that you share this password with the recipient via an alternative method of communication.

5.Click Send.

The recipient can decrypt the email if they are within the same organization as the sender and share the used encryption key. Outlook can also be set up automatically decrypt all emails received, as long as the recipient has access to the used key.

If the recipient of the encrypted email is not an ESET Endpoint Encryption customer, they can decrypt the email with the free ESET Endpoint Encryption Reader.

Automatically decrypt emails via ESET Endpoint Encryption Outlook Add-in

1.Open Microsoft Outlook and click ESET Endpoint Encryption tab.

2.Click Options.

3.In the Decrypting section, select the check box next to Automatically decrypt message text and then select your preferred decryption option.

4.Click Apply -> OK to save your changes.

You have successfully set up automatic email decryption in Outlook.