On the Options page in your consumer policy, the Allow users to receive encrypted mail checkbox determines whether any PGP email messaging software can encrypt email to the primary keys that belong to users who follow the consumer policy.
If the checkbox is selected, any PGP email messaging software can encrypt mail to that user. If it is deselected, and PGP software tries to encrypt mail to the user’s key, the key not found (KNF) action in your mail granular policy is triggered, as if the email recipient had never had a key. The key can be found and only used for other purposes, for example by PGP NetShare, but not email encryption.
Note: When you migrate to PGP Universal Server 3.2, the default setting is the same as the one for PGP Desktop Email Messaging. Users who upgrade to PGP Universal Server 3.2 need to verify that the setting is appropriate for them. For a new installation of PGP Universal Server 3.2, you must verify that the Allow users to receive encrypted mail checkbox is selected to reflect the encryption needs of the affected policy group.
To enable or disable encrypted emails:
- Select Consumer > Consumer Policy.
- Click Default.
- In the Keys panel, click Edit.
- Click the Options tab.
- Do one of the following:
- To allow encrypted email, select the Allow users to receive encrypted mail checkbox.
- To prevent encrypted email, deselect the Allow users to receive encrypted mail checkbox.
- Click Save.