Egress Switch secure emails

Egress Switch is a secure way to send emails. We send sensitive data securely to protect your data. It’s easy to set up and free to use, just follow the instructions on the email.

When an email is sent to you via Egress you will receive an email which states:

‘This email has been sent to you by a contact at Cheshire East Council... click to read the secure email online’.

You will only see the name of the person who sent the email and the subject heading. Here is an example of what you would receive:


When you receive the email you need to click on the link. This will take you to a web page that looks like this:


On this page you can either sign in if you already have an Egress account or you can register for free. To create an account just enter your details.


Once you have an Egress account you will be able to see the full email content and reply if necessary.

Egress Switch App on smart phones

If you try to access Egress Switch via the App on your smart phone it will want to access your contacts and photographs. This message is displayed because you use the Google play store. If you access the online web version through a web browser there is no need to disclose information. You are only required to log in and out of the Egress solution on the following URL in order to receive or respond to any secure messages: