Here in this post, you will come to know the simple steps to remove encryption from Outlook emails. You can perform the steps on Microsoft Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, and below versions.
Encryption is a process of encrypting or encoding information in such a way that only an authorized person can access it. This process will protect the information from unauthorized persons.
Encryption in Outlook email messages means convert plain text into ciphertext. This encrypted message only accessible by the person who has a private key and that private key should be matched with the public key.
Encrypting & decrypting emails in Outlook sounds like a complicated task, but it quite simple & easy.
In this section, we are going to explain How to encrypt Outlook email, How to send encrypted email from Outlook & How to remove encryption from Outlook email.
The manual method consists of several steps. You have to perform all steps, complete the guide as mentioned in the below sections:
In the process of protecting or encrypting Outlook email, we need to get a digital ID it is also known as a digital certificate.
Digital ID helps to prove identity and protect messages (by encrypting Outlook emails). We can get the Digital ID from a secure source which is recommended by Microsoft. These sources are – COMODO, GlobalSign, IdenTrust. COMODO provides a free Email Certificate (S/MIME) that will protect Outlook emails.
That Digital ID is provided in the form of executable installation that will automatically add a certification to your system. After installation of Digital ID, it will available for Outlook & Other Office applications.
To set up a digital certificate or Digital ID in Outlook 2010, 2013, 2016 you have to follow the given steps.
After getting the Digital ID from certifying authority, we have to set up Digital ID in Outlook.
Follow the given steps to Specify Digital ID in Outlook.
In this section, we will describe How to encrypt a single Outlook email? and How to encrypt all Outlook emails? Follow the given steps to encrypt Outlook email –
1 – Encrypt a Single Outlook Email
2 – Remove Encryption from All Emails of Outlook
With the help of this procedure we can encrypt all Outgoing Outlook emails, but remember, all recipients must have the same Digital ID to access data of these encrypted messages.
Follow the given steps to encrypt all outgoing emails by default –
Outlook email client provides email / emails encryption facility to protect the information of email data. To encrypt email we need a Digital ID and need to Share a Certificate with our contacts to open and read encrypted emails. We have to Share a Certificate or give public key, without public key recipients cannot decrypt the message.
In the above section, you get all the information about Outlook email encryption and how to encrypt Outlook email/emails.
Now we will explain how to remove encryption from Outlook email? With this procedure, you can decrypt & read Outlook message.
To decrypt Outlook emails we suggest the Outlook Recovery tool, this software removes corruption from the PST file and also provides an option to decrypt Outlook messages. it not only removes Outlook email encryption it is also capable to perform recovery of deleted data and export data into multiple file formats & Office 365, and so on. It will decrypt S/MIME and OpenPGP encryption from Outlook messages.
To remove Outlook email encryption first you have to download this software –
To remove S/MIME encryption:
1: Select S/MIME encryption type
2: In Key File Path, browse the encryption certificate
3: Now enter the password. Then click Done.
To remove OpenPGP encryption:
1: Select OpenPGP encryption type.
2: In Key File Path, browse Private key.
3: Now, enter the password. Then click Done.