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Microsoft Azure RMS - Email Security


The Microsoft Azure RMS (Document Protection) allows you to apply security, encryption, and permissions to Microsoft Office documents. In addition to providing security for attachments, RMS also has the ability to add security to email messages themselves in case the content of the email is sensitive. This tutorial will detail the steps required to protect an email message with Azure RMS. 

Detailed Instructions - PC

  • Open the Microsoft Office desktop client and compose a new email message

The Outlook window with new email highlighted in red.

  • On the ribbon, select the Options tab
  • Click the Permission drop-down and select a security template. 

The Office ribbon with Options and the permission highlighted in red

Detailed Instructions - Mac

  • Open the Microsoft Office desktop client for Mac and compose a new email message

The office ribbon for mac with new email highlighted in red

  • On the ribbon, select the Options tab 
  • Click the Permission drop-down and select a security template. 

The permissions button on Outlook for mac

Note - When applying permissions to email messages on Mac devices, only the email message itself is protected (not the attachment) unless the attachment is a Microsoft Office document. 


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Last updated

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 09:38