Better secure information with email encryption

Email Encryption DS 1

Protecting sensitive information you send through UAB email will be easier with encryption, which can now be applied to messages sent through Office 365 email.

There are two methods to secure information:

  • With an installed Encryption button in Outlook for 2016 for Windows.
  • By using the term [Encrypt] (including the brackets) anywhere in the subject line of your message. If you don’t have the encryption button for Outlook 2016 for Windows, this method will work for you.

Encryption ensures even greater protection for sensitive information sent via campus email.

Please remember that Restricted/PHI data such as Social Security numbers and credit card numbers are still not permitted in email, regardless of encryption.

The following knowledge articles will help you download and install the encryption button and send and read encrypted emails. You will need to log in to the IT Service Portal with your BlazerID to view the images associated with the knowledge articles.

If you experience any problems with email encryption, please contact AskIT at 205-996-5555 or at

Last modified on May 18, 2018