Outlook: Encrypting & Decrypting Files

edited August 27 in How to use

Sending Encrypted Files in Outlook

Step 1: Click the three dots and then click “XQ Secure Outlook” and the “Encrypt File.”


Step 2: The XQ dialogue box will appear next to the message. Drag a file into the encrypt box or click “browse” and select the file.


Step 3: The encrypted file will be attached to your email. Click the three dots, followed by “XQ Secure Outlook” and “encrypt file” to send your encrypted file.


Opening Encrypted Files in Outlook

Step 1: Encrypted XQ files will appear at the top of the message. 


Step 2: Click the XQ logo next to the reply button and then click “decrypt file.” Note: you do not need to follow the link to the XQ website if you have the Outlook add-in installed.


Step 3: The XQ dialogue box will appear next to the email. Download the encrypted file to your device and drag (or click the “browse” button) in the “decrypt” box. The decrypted file will now be downloaded to your device.

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