Secure Messaging - Lite

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Secure Messaging - Lite allows confidential messages to be sent to recipients securely, by encrypting the connection between servers. An SSL encrypted tunnel is used to deliver messages thereby reducing the risk of:

  • Eavesdropping
  • Interception
  • Alteration of the message's content.


The recipient accesses the message using Mimecast's Secure Messaging Portal. As the recipient requires a log in and password, this ensures that only they can access the message.




Secure Messaging - Lite provides the following benefits:

  • Secure messages can be sent from inside Mimecast for Outlook or Mimecast Personal Portal.
  • Content Examination Definitions and / or Secure Delivery Definitions can be created to automtically send messages via Secure Messaging - Lite based on the message's content (e.g. the word "Confidential" in the message's subject).
  • Recipients can access the Secure Messaging Portal on mobile devices.
  • Recipients can mark messages as read and unread.
  • Recipients can delete messages from the Secure Messaging Portal. The message will remain in the archive.
  • Recipients can send secure responses using the Secure Messaging Portal.
  • Recipient notifications, and the Secure Messaging Portal, can be branded if Mimecast's Branding package has been installed.


Using Secure Messaging - Lite


The process for sending a message using Secure Messaging - Lite is:

  1. Either create a:
  2. The message is passed to the Mimecast Gateway.
  3. A Secure Messaging - Lite notification, containing a link to the Secure Messaging Portal, is sent to the message's recipient.
  4. The recipient clicks the notification's link to open and log in to the Secure Messaging Portal.
  5. The recipient enters their email address and Secure Messaging Portal password.

    If this is the first time they've received a secure message, they'll receive a temporary password in a separate notification. When they log in, they'll be prompted to set a new password.

  6. The message is accessed.


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