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Secure email

You may be aware that the government is withdrawing the current GCSX secure email service on the 31st of March 2019 and replacing it with the Government Digital Standard, which means that in the future emails will be encrypted and sent over the internet to our GDS partners in a secure form.

What does the change mean to you?

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Cornwall Council email addresses that have the gcsx suffix 

  • will be changing, and will drop gcsx becoming

After 31st March 2019 emails sent to a Cornwall Council gcsx address will receive a non-delivery message, asking the sender to resend the message to a new address.

To ensure that your data is sent securely, we suggest that non GDS partners sign-up to the Egress Switch secure email service to enable you to send and receive secure emails to Cornwall Council.

Any queries regarding these changes, please contact your IT provider.