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How To Send An Unencrypted E-mail In Outlook

Encrypting or encoding the message before sending it to the recipient helps you ensure that the information added in it is secured from unauthorized or unknown users. Almost all the e-mail service providers, including Outlook, offer the encryption feature. 

Configuring the encryption settings in Outlook is a simple and easy task to perform. From the File menu of Outlook, choose Options > Trust Center > Trust Center Settings > Email Security > Encrypted email. You can configure the encryption settings as per your need. If necessary, you can also send an unencrypted e-mail from Outlook. The below section explains how to send an unencrypted e-mail from Outlook.

Like encrypting, decrypting or unencrypting the e-mail message is a simple and easy task to perform. There are two ways to send an unencrypted e-mail in Outlook.

  • Step 1:If you have already configured the encryption settings, then you need to remove them manually to send an unencrypted e-mail from Outlook. 
  • Step 2:You can use software to decrypt the encrypted e-mails in Outlook and send them as unencrypted e-mails.

The below section explains both the methods in detail.

How To Send An Unencrypted E-mail In Outlook

Method 1: Removing the encryption setting from the e-mail

  • Step 1:Initially, you need to get a digital ID from a secure source to begin the decryption process. Some secure sources that are recommended by Microsoft are COMODO, GlobalSign, and IdenTrust. 
  • Step 2:Next, install the digital ID in the Outlook application that is installed on your computer. To do so, follow the below instructions.
  • Step 3:Launch the Outlook application installed on your computer.
  • Step 4:Go to the File menu.
  • Step 5:Choose the “Option” option followed by Trust Center. Select Trust Center Settings > Email Security.
  • Step 6:Go to the Encrypted e-mail section.
  • Step 7:Click on the Setting option.
  • Step 8:Now, the window titled Setting will open.
  • Step 9:Select the New option.
  • Step 10:In the opened window, type a name for the security setting in the given field.
  • Step 11:Choose the S/MIME option as the Cryptography Format type.
  • Step 12:Now, select the digital ID’s certification by clicking the Certificate that is valid for the digital signing option.
  • Step 13:After selecting the certificate, click on the Send button to initiate the installation on your Outlook application.
  • Step 14:Once the certificate is installed, you can remove the encryption from all the e-mails of Outlook.
  • Step 15:To do so, in the File tab of Outlook, select the “Options” option.
  • Step 16:Choose Trust Center > Settings.
  • Step 17:Go to the E-mail Security tab followed by the Encrypted e-mail section.
  • Step 18:Click on the Settings button.
  • Step 19:Now, remove the encryption settings.
  • Step 20:Once it is done, save them.

Congratulations! You have successfully removed encryption in Outlook.From now on, your e-mails will be sent as unencrypted e-mails from the Outlook application.

Method 2: Using a software

You can also use a tool to unencrypt or decrypt an e-mail. On this page, we have taken the Outlook Recovery tool as an example. This tool is an expert in removing encryption from the files and recovering deleted data. The below section explains how to remove two encryptions, such as S/MIME and OpenPGP, from an Outlook message.

  • Step 1:Initially, download and install the Outlook Recovery tool on your computer on which you’re using the Outlook application.
  • Step 2:Next, launch the tool on your computer.
  • Step 3:On the main screen of the tool, you can find many options.
  • Step 4:Now, to remove the S/MIME encryption from the file, select the Add key type first, and then choose the SMIME option from the Select Type drop-down menu of the Select Encryption Key and Type section. 
  • Step 5:Click on the Browse button beside the Key File Path option.
  • Step 6:Choose the encryption certificate from the list.
  • Step 7:In the Password field, type the security key that you have created and click Done.
  • Step 8:Similarly, to remove the OpenPGP encryption, choose the Add Key option as Single Key.
  • Step 9:Select the OPENPGP option from the Select Type drop-down menu.
  • Step 10:Perform the on-screen instructions.
  • Step 11:After completing the decryption process, send the e-mail message from the Outlook application.

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