I need to send confidential information a client via email. Are there any extra steps I should take to help ensure that the email can only be read by my client?

If you need to send sensitive or confidential information to recipients outside your organization via email, Office 365 Message Encryption can help ensure the email contents can only be viewed by the intended recipient.

Once Office 365 Message Encryption is set up, emails that you send are automatically encrypted when they meet the parameters outlined by your organization.

For Message Encryption, you will need a subscription for Azure Information Protection or Azure Rights Management and Exchange Online or a plan that includes both, such as Office 365 E3.

Setting up Office 365 Message Encryption can be a little bit complex as it involves using PowerShell and creating mail flow rules, so contact us if you’d like help with it.