Fellow MVP Andrew Cheng raised an interesting question in the Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server forum. He wanted to know how FPE handles encrypted emails and whether it will delete or block these emails if it’s configured to delete encrypted compressed files.
- Send non-encrypted email with encrypted ZIP attachment: Received email, but attachment was stripped
- Send encrypted email with non-encrypted ZIP attachment: Received email and attachment
- Send encrypted email with encrypted ZIP attachment: Received email and attachment
By the way, I used free secure email certificates from Comodo to perform these tests. I highly recommend them, as they’re easy to request and install. Oh, and did I mention they’re FREE?