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Disable Office 365 Keyword-Based Email Encryption

Office 365 is encrypting emails and you want to turn off this function.


This is not a default function so verify that the encryption is not needed before turning it off.

Disable the encryption by Keyword rule.

  1. Log into your Office 365 account with administrative rights.
  2. Navigate to the Exchange Dashboard
  3. On the Dashboard of the Exchange Admin Center Under Mail Flow select rules
  4. You will now see the rules for mail flow
  5. Find the rules that are associated with the Keyword encryption and uncheck them to disable them.
  6. Send a test email to verify that the encryption is off.

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