PPG Partners’ New Email Encryption

PPG Partners’ New Email Encryption

Recently PPG Partners added encryption protection to our emails. This new level of security is necessary to protect our clients’ – your – information, as well as comply with IRS and HIPPA laws and regulations. Email encryption protects the content of email messages from being read by entities other than the intended recipients. Without encryption, emails are not sufficiently secure against hackers, government spying (yes, really!), and other risks. If an encrypted email is intercepted by an unauthorized party, the contents of the email are denied to the would-be interceptor.

Only people who have the appropriate “encryption key” are able to decrypt – or translate – the email text into its original, comprehensible version. Whether you can decrypt emails from PPG Partners depends on your email server. If you receive an email from one of us at PPG Partners, and you do not need to take any steps to read the email, then your email server has successfully decrypted our email. No further action is needed on your part, and you may simply read and respond to the email as normal.

However, if your email server does not accept encrypted messages, you will see the message below. You will need to click the “Open Message” button or copy and paste the link into your internet browser bar. You will be directed to a webpage where you will then set up a password. You will need to enter your password each time you read an email from PPG Partners. With this in mind, you should make your password something you are able to remember.

Please do not disregard emails that you receive with the image above! If you have any concern whether the email is actually from us, please do not hesitate to contact us before clicking on the link in the email. It is of utmost importance to us that we protect your sensitive data, and we appreciate your understanding of and patience with any inconvenience you may experience. For step-by-step instructions and screen shots of setting up your login, please visit ppgpartners.net/email.