This article is written for G Suite for Education Administrators.

Students sometimes accidentally share school documents or data externally using the Email as attachment feature in Docs editors. Schools don't want that. It's a security issue.

Safe Doc can disable the Email as attachment feature for your students. If you have yet to install Safe Doc, apply a 30 days trial.

What's changing?

In Google Docs editors (Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drawing), the Email as attachment can be found in File > Email as attachment. The Documents or spreadsheets is converted to PDF or Microsoft office files before actually sending out.

Email as attachment dialog in Google Docs
Email as attachment dialog in Google Docs

Safe Doc disables this feature so that File > Email as attachment is no longer accessible.

Publish to the web feature removed in Google Docs
Publish to the web feature removed in Google Docs

How to get started?

Given that you have deployed Safe Doc and read Safe Doc Configuration, it's simple to add or set the following policy to your policy configuration.

{
  "BlockEmailAsAttachment": {
    "Value": true
  }
}

What's more?

You may also like Prevent Students from Publishing Google Docs to Web.


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