If Symantec Encryption Management Server receives a Rich Text Format message that contains a PGP encrypted attachment, the attachment is not decrypted and the message is delivered without any changes.
If the recipient does not use Symantec Encryption Desktop, the message will be delivered with an encrypted attachment. If the recipient does use Symantec Encryption Desktop, the attachment will be decrypted by Symantec Encryption Desktop.
Rich Text Format messages are used only by Microsoft Outlook.
At the SMTP data stream level, a Rich Text Format message consists of a file called winmail.dat. Any attachments, whether encrypted or not, are embedded in this winmail.dat file. Symantec Encryption Management Server does not recognise that any part of the message is encrypted so the rule to decrypt the message does not trigger.
There are several ways of working around this issue: