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Email - Security/Encryption



Digital credentials are available for all current KU faculty, staff, and student staff. KU uses DigiCert certificates for email signing and encryption. Because the DigiCert root is widely distributed, you can digitally sign email to anyone—on or off campus—with no special setup required by the recipient.

Note: If you currently have KU encryption credentials and have encrypted email in any of your mailboxes be sure to leave the expired credentials in place for reading email encrypted with them. This will not interfere with installing and configuring new DigiCert certificates.

KU IT supports encryption for the following email clients:

  • Outlook (2007, 2010, 2011, 2013)
  • Entourage (2008, EWS)
  • Outlook Web Access (OWA) (requires Internet Explorer (IE) with S/MIME extension)

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