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FEATURE REQUEST: Add a setting in Encryption Desktop to control whether PGP Zip attachments on non-encrypted e-mails should be auto-decrypted


Article ID: 163503


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Desktop Email Encryption Encryption Management Server


Since Symantec Encryption Desktop (SED) version 10.3.2 MP8, the client is no longer auto-decrypting PGP Zip encrypted attachments to non-encrypted e-mails. Since that version, the only way to decrypt the attachment is to double click it so that it's opened in PGP Zip. Then enter the passphrase, which will decrypt the original file.

This Feature Request has been raised so that the end users may be able to make a choice whether they want the auto-decryption of PGP Zip attachments enabled or disabled. This way the end users who were making use of the auto-decryption feature would be able to continue to do so, while the users who didn't want the auto-decryption to happen can turn it off.

As of now, there is no workaround to this behavior. Encryption Desktop 10.3.2 MP8 and newer will not auto-decrypt the PGP Zip attachments. 


Symantec Corporation is committed to product quality and satisfied customers. Technical Support filed a Feature Request to add the functionality listed above. This Feature Request is currently being considered by Symantec Corporation to be addressed in a forthcoming version of the product. 

There is no guaranteed date for this request from the Encryption Product Management team, or the Encryption Engineering team at this time. Please be sure to refer back to this article periodically as any changes to the status of the request will be reflected here. You can also subscribe to this article to receive notification when it is updated.

To have your organization added to the list of companies that desire this Feature Request, please contact technical support.”