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Tips for safely sending information by email

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Are you following the Postal Service’s recommendations for email security?

The Postal Service wants employees to always exercise caution when sending emails internally and outside the organization.

Employees should only send sensitive information, such as business financial data, or sensitive-enhanced information, such as Social Security numbers, to those with a need to know.

Before emailing USPS information to external recipients, the CyberSafe at USPS team advises employees to consider the following: 

• Does the recipient need to know the information? If you’re unsure, ask your supervisor. 

• Is the email address correct? Before sending, double check all addresses to make sure the message will be sent to the correct recipients. 

• Did you encrypt the email? Include #sensitive# in the subject line to activate the Enterprise Encryption Service, which automatically encrypts the email’s contents.

The CyberSafe at USPS Blue and LiteBlue pages and have additional tips and information.

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