Restrict access to emails

We can restrict confidential emails to the UWE Bristol IT network by using Permission controls in Outlook.

Email Security



  1. Create or open the email to be sent
  2. Left click Options > Permission
  3. Select an option from the dropdown list:

Email permission options 

  • Encrypt-Only

    This message is encrypted. Recipients can't remove encryption.

  • Do Not Forward

    Recipients can only view this email.

  • UWE Bristol Staff Only - Confidential

    Only UWE staff can view and edit the email.

  • UWE Bristol Staff Only - Editable

    Only UWE staff can view, edit, print and copy the email.

  • UWE Bristol Staff Only - Read Only

    Only UWE staff can view the email.


  • Access to an email is restricted to a specific person or group in UWE Bristol.
  • Confidential information is restricted to the UWE Bristol IT network / managed devices.
  • Supports staff to comply with UWE Bristol remote access policy e.g. will not allow unauthorised people to open confidential information.


  • Only those with a UWE Bristol account using Microsoft Outlook (Windows, Mac OS, iOS or Android) can access the email. If you would like to send confidential authorised non-UWE staff member, put the confidential information in a protected file and attach it to the email.

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