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Configuring Outlook for Encrypted E-mail (Existing Account)

Edit your existing email account to work with ConnectNC Encrypted Email Service

  • Click the File tab.
  • Click on the account you want to edit.
  • Click the Account Settings button.
  • Click the Account Settings drop down item.
  • When the Account Settings window comes up, click the appropriate account and click “Change.”
  • Verify or Change your Outgoing mail server (SMTP) to and uncheck the box next to Automatically test account settings when Next is clicked. Replace “” with your actual domain name.
  • Click the More Settings button.
  • Click the Outgoing Server tab.
  • Make sure a check appears in the checkbox next to “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication” and click the radio button next to “Use same settings as my incoming mail server.”
  • Click the Advanced tab.
  • Make sure the Outgoing server port is 465 (25 may also work).
  • Next to “Use the following type of encryption connection,” choose Auto.
  • Click OK.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Finish.

Send a test message for encrypted and unencrypted, to make sure each is working as expected.  Make certain to use #Secure (not case sensitive) in the subject line when sending a secure message. You may also designate another tag for secure sending.

Refer to this article about sending an encrypted message:  Send Encrypted Email