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Egress Switch Secure Email Encryption

Colchester Borough Council uses Egress Switch secure email encryption to protect sensitive information.

Egress Switch provides secure email links with the Council.  Colchester Borough is one of many organisations using Egress Switch to protect personal or sensitive data in transit.

To open an encrypted email sent via Egress you must be a registered Egress Switch user.  If you have already registered with Egress through another organisation you will be able to use your existing Egress Switch ID to communicate securely with the Council.

Find out how to pdf icon access a secure email [744kb] when you receive one.

If you are not an existing user and have received or wish to send a secure Switch email, registration is a free, one-time process that should take no longer than five minutes to complete.

Just visit Create an Egress Account; you may also wish to read the Egress Privacy Statement.

If a secure email is forwarded by the recipient to anyone else, that person will have to request permission from the original sender to be able to read the email. 

If you have any questions or concerns specifically regarding secure emails sent to or received from Colchester Borough Council please email

For further advice or assistance concerning Egress please visit