Secure Email

When it is appropriate to share protected, restricted or limited-access data, in most cases every effort should be made to provide access using a secure delivery method other than email. 

When necessary, it is possible to encrypt your email message to recipients outside of the university. Encrypting email protects the message from being read by anyone other than the intended recipient. 

Before you send an encrypted email, be sure that:

  • You are sending the email from an OSU-managed email account, 
  • The recipient(s) are at an email domain that is outside of the university,
  • The information you are sending is appropriate for the recipient(s),
  • The message or institutional data should be encrypted, and
  • Other secure delivery options are not available or preferable.

Contact Info

For technical support for any of our services, please visit the IT Service Desk Service or call 614-688-4357 (HELP).