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Write a protected email using Outlook 2013/2016 for Windows

  1. Click "Home" -> "New Email" to open a new window to compose an email.
    New message
  2. Click "Do Not Forward" under "Protection". "Do Not Forward" protects a message and allows recipients to read the protected message, but restrict them from forwarding, printing or copying the contents of the message.
    do not forward
  3. A header message will appear at the top indicating the permission set up.
  4. Compose the message and send it out.
  5. You can attach any files protected by AIP with your email. If you are attaching a Microsoft Office file without protection, the "Do Not Forward" restriction will automatically be applied to the attached file (ie. read only). The list of files types supporting the aforementioned automate protection can be found in