Proofpoint: Set Up Your Account

The first time you send or receive a secure message you will be prompted to create an account to register with Proofpoint Encryption. You must receive a message to sign up for Proofpoint.

  • Note: The only way to create an account is by receiving a secure message. 
    • The email has to be from a user with BAA status to a user that does not have BAA status. 
      • You cannot do this by sending yourself an email from your UMN email account.
      • Because of this, it is recommended that users use Box to share information with non-BAA users. Box is HIPAA-compliant storage so all data is encrypted.
    • When sending information to other UMN users, all Google Mail is encrypted through the UMN mail service, so Proofpoint is not needed.

To send an encrypted email, put umnsecure or umpsecure in the subject line. The receiver will see the following message the first time they use Proofpoint Encryption:

Proofpoint account Registration screen. "Create your account to read secure email." Textboxes for First Name, Last Name, Password, Confirm Password.

  1. Enter your Email Address (i.e., [email protected]) and then click Continue.
  2. Fill in the name fields and enter a password. 
    Note: your password cannot contain spaces and is separate from your University password.
  3. Once all the fields have been filled in, click Continue.

The next time you want to read a secure message, you will be prompted to log in to Proofpoint Encryption using your password.

Proofpoint Login screen. "Login to read your secure message." Textboxes for email and password. Link for "Forgot Password". Button to Continue.