Secure email

Received secure email help

You received a secure, encrypted email from California Franchise Tax Board.

Select the attachment “SecureMessageAtt.html” in the email to read the message.

Troubleshooting

Issue What it means and how to resolve
Account temporarily locked out
  • To unlock your account, close your secure email and wait for 35 minutes.
  • After that time, reopen your secure email and enter your login information.
  • If you do not remember your password, you can reset your password by selecting the Forgot Password link in your secure email.
  • If you are unable to unlock your account or reset your password, send an email to Secure Email Support.
Forgot your password
  • To reset your password, select the Forgot Password link in your secure email.
  • You will be prompted for your security question.
  • Create a new password for your account.
  • If you are unable to reset your password, send an email to Secure Email Support.
Cannot answer security question
Red X icons in the browser
  • If you see red X icons in the browser, that means your email client is blocking images.
  • These images are typically the California Franchise Tax Board's logo or images.
  • You can display the images or ignore them without affecting your ability to read the message.
Unable to open attachment
  • Disable the Pop-up Blocker on your web browser.
  • Pop-up blocker is usually located under Tools on your web browser.
  • You may need to close all web pages you have open and reopen your web browser for changes to take effect.
  • If this does not resolve your issue, disable your firewall or contact your system administrator.
You authenticated successfully, but do not have permission to decrypt this message.
  • You do not have permission to decrypt this message or the administrator has disabled your ability to decrypt the message.
  • Contact your email administrator.
You authenticated successfully, but the decryption key for your message has been deleted.
  • The decryption key for this message is expired or deleted.
  • There was a critical error processing your request.
  • There may be a problem with the system or your request.
  • Send an email to Secure Email Support.
Proofpoint Encryption is temporarily unavailable.
  • The secure email service is temporarily unavailable.
  • Try again at a later time.
  • If issue continues for 30 minutes, send an email to Secure Email Support.
The message you are trying to read is corrupted and cannot be processed.
  • Please contact the FTB representative who sent the message and request they re-send the message to you.
The page you requested was not found.
  • The page you are trying to view in the browser is not available or does not exist.
  • Select the Back button in your browser to return to the previous page, if available, or close the current active window.
There was an error retrieving the key for your message.
  • The key server is temporarily unavailable.
  • Try again at a later time.
  • If this error continues, contact your email administrator.

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