University faculty, staff, students, and contractors may not transmit confidential data via email and/or via email attachments unless the message and attachments are encrypted.
For transmission of email messages containing confidential data within the University's Google domain, encryption of these messages occurs with the integrated feature of Google Message Security policy-enforced TLS (Transport Layer Security).
For transmission of email messages containing confidential data to external recipients (i.e., over the Internet and those email addresses that are not vcu.edu), encryption of these messages can be accomplished by adding EITHER "zixmail", in lower case, or the word "secure" in lower case, in your email subject line (without quotations). You can continue to type in the remaining text of the subject line, recipient list and message body as needed.
Click here for instruction on how to send encrypted mail from appsforVCU to external recipients.