Send Encrypted Emails


Learn how to send encrypted emails from UC San Diego, including UC San Diego Health.

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Critical Concepts

Steps to Take

Encrypt your email

  1. Compose the message as usual in your email client. Attach any documents to the message that should be included.
  2. Include the phrase, secure: anywhere in the subject line of an email.
    • Example
      Subject: Secure: How to Send an Encrypted Email Example

Note: Each message in a conversation you wish to encrypt must include the key phrase in the subject line.

Example of Encrypted email subject containing the word secure

Inform your recipient

There is a process to receiving an encrypted message. To the first time recipient, this may look suspicious and could be ignored. Before you send an encrypted message, notify your recipient of the coming message and send them these instructions on how to receive encrypted emails.

If you still have questions or need assistance, please contact your local IT support representative, Health Sciences IS at (619) 543-4357, or the ITS Service Desk at (858) 246-4357