Apply Information Rights Management protection to email: 5-Day Consulting Service

IT Partner LLC

Ensure that only authorized individuals can access and use the information. This can be especially useful for sensitive or confidential information that needs to be protected from unauthorized access

By implementing Information Rights Management (IRM) for email protection, this service significantly enhances the overall effectiveness of using Microsoft 365. It ensures that sensitive and confidential information remains secure, complies with regulations, and allows organizations to confidently collaborate and communicate with external parties while preventing unauthorized access or sharing. This, in turn, fosters a more secure and compliant digital environment, enabling seamless business operations.


Information Rights Management (IRM) is a technology that allows the creator of a document or email to control who can access, modify, and share the content. IRM protection can be necessary when the content of the email is sensitive, confidential, or subject to regulatory compliance, and needs to be protected from unauthorized access or sharing. Here are some scenarios when applying IRM protection to an email may be necessary:

  • Sharing confidential information. If you are sharing sensitive or confidential information, such as financial data, legal documents, or personal data, you may want to apply IRM protection to the email to ensure that only authorized individuals can access it.
  • Collaborating on sensitive projects. If you are working on a project with a team and sharing project-related information via email, you may want to apply IRM protection to the email to prevent unauthorized access or sharing of the information.
  • Communicating with external parties. If you are communicating with external parties, such as vendors, customers, or partners, you may want to apply IRM protection to the email to protect any sensitive or confidential information that you may be sharing.
  • Compliance with regulations. If your organization is subject to regulatory compliance, such as GDPR, HIPAA, or PCI-DSS, you may need to apply IRM protection to emails containing sensitive or personal data to ensure that you are complying with the regulations.


  1. Plan IRM rules and policies together with Client.
  2. Deploy IRM rules to apply them manually and automatically and meet business governance and compliance needs each time a user creates a new message.
  3. Check that the IRM protection is compatible with the recipients’ email systems and that they have the necessary setup and permissions to view the protected content.


  1. Provide access to the tenant.
  2. Provide sufficient permissions.
  3. Collaborate with IT Partner to define the scope and requirements.


  1. Create rules that will search messages for specified conditions and apply IRM accordingly.
  2. Specify the recipients who will have access to the protected information.
  3. Add any additional controls or restrictions, such as allowing printing or blocking copying.
  4. Test and verify that the specified sender can send IRM-protected messages.
  5. Communicate to the client that the email service description is protected by IRM and that they should only share it with authorized individuals who have been granted access.


  1. IRM protection is successfully applied to emails, and the information is protected from unauthorized access or disclosure.

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