Sending encrypted files through Google

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[04 April 2014]

Update 4 April: Encrypted .7z attachments are now acceptable by Google once again.

28 March: Earlier this week, Google made a change that meant our documented way for encrypting files is no longer compatible with Gmail or Drive.

Essentially, the .7z format is now not compatible with either Gmail or Google Drive. The new advice is to save the 7-Zip file as .zip format if you intend to share the file using the University's Gmail or Google Drive services.

For advice on encryption see the  Information Security encryption webpages.