Email Privacy

Eligible: Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni

Availability: 24 Hours, 7 Days

Support: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

AKAs: Data Loss Protection (DLP), SecureMail, Email Encryption


*Important: To better protect the University community from potential email threats, University of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) will be implementing Microsoft (MS) Email Protection – a combination of Microsoft’s advanced threat protection and exchange online protection – in September 2017 to replace Proofpoint (please note that Proofpoint will no longer be available after September 30, 2017).

MS Email Protection seamlessly integrates with UM’s Office 365 suite of products and services, and provides multi-tiered protection against spam, viruses, malware, and phishing attempts, including encryption services to further protect your personal information.

For most people, no action will be required after this implementation, as MS Email Protection will be automatically enabled. However, a small group of faculty, staff, and students who have set up safelists and blocklists within Proofpoint will need to follow these instructions in order to transfer these lists to MS Email Protection.

Microsoft Email Privacy includes email encryption, data loss prevention, etc.. For more information on Microsoft email security, please see Email Protection.


  • All Users: Must use your CaneID to login.
  • Recommended Browsers: Internet Explorer (Windows) or Safari (Mac OS X).


  • Email Privacy will automatically trigger encryption if email content sent to an address not participating in the Email Privacy service appears to contain credit card numbers, medical record numbers or Social Security numbers. 


  • No fees are charged for this service. 

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  • Insert "[secure]" in the subject line, without the quotes. Any recipient with an address external to UMail or Med will receive an encrypted copy of that message. 



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