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Automating Sending PGP E-mails

Created: 16 Sep 2013 | 3 comments


We are using PGP Desktop and PGP Universal Server and was wondering if it is possible to automate sending of e-mails, PGP encrypted, without a user being logged in?

We are looking into automating some of our processes and this might make things easier for ourselves.

We haven't upgraded to the Symantec E-mail Encryption yet and may look into buying something else if it can't. I've read that Symantec Gateway Email Encryption can but I just want to double check.

If it is possible, can we upgrade from PGP Universal Server to Symantec Gateway Email Encryption? We have a support agreement in place.



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Arif.Khan's picture

Hi Keng,

Symantec Corporation has rebranded the PGP product line to better reflect the Symantec identity. PGP products have been renamed and are now a part of the Symantec Encryption product family.

You can find more information on rebranded names of PGP components in below article.

Symantec Gateway email solution is designed to encrypt and decrypt email when situated on gateway, SEMS works closely with your exchange or other supported mail server to encrypt and decrypt email traffic. However generating process wise emails on Encryption server is not possible, you might want to use 3rd party utilities/tools (for eg. BLAT) for creating emails automatically via batch script/schedule jobs, these utilities works with exchange mail boxes/pop smtp accounts to send automated emails.

Find below link to documentation of Symantec Encryption management server 3.3.0

kenglam's picture

Hi Arif,

We have something in place that would genterate the e-mails, we just need something in place that would encrypt them before being sent. Can you just confirme that SEMS would do that?



Mike Ankeny's picture


You should be able to do that.  You may need to set up a user on the Gateway Email server manually for the automated account, which would create a key for that account.  You could then set up a special mail policy if needed that will only affect that account.