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Ministry of the Interior and other ministries using secure email to switch to ‘@govsec.fi’ email suffix

Government Communications DepartmentMinistry of the Interior
5.10.2021 13.37
Press release

The Ministry of the Interior and other ministries that use the Government Security Network will start using the new‘@govsec.fi’ email suffix on 5 October. The suffix will be used for email addresses connected to the Government Security Network (TUVE email addresses). The change is part of the overall modernisation and harmonisation of the Government’s email systems and addresses.

From now on, the email addresses of staff at the Ministry of the Interior will be in the format [email protected] Emails sent to the old email addresses will still reach their recipients for the next two years. 

As part of the update, the Ministry of the Interior’s general email addresses will also change. For example, to the address of the Registry will change to [email protected] Please check the up-to-date contact details on the Ministry’s website.

The change will not affect the website addresses of the ministries. They will remain the same. 

The TUVE email service meets the requirements for enhanced information security and is used by the security authorities. The service is used on workstations and equipment connected to government and public administration security network. 

The TUVE email is also used by other ministries. After the change, the new TUVE email addresses will be in the format [email protected] Please note that not all ministries’ staff will have ‘@govsec.fi’ email addresses. 

Email addresses to change at all ministries 

The whole of Government is switching to a new email address format. Most ministries have already adopted the new ‘@gov.fi’ suffix. It is in use at the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of the Environment. The schedule for switching to ‘@gov.fi’ addresses at the Foreign Service will be confirmed later. 

The changes to the email addresses are being made as part of normal updates to the email system. In connection with the reform, the Government is also making improvements to the security of its email traffic and enhancing its ability to detect potential information security anomalies. 

Inquiries: Janne Kerkelä, Director General, tel. +358 295 160 381, [email protected]
Prime Minister’s Office, Government Administration Department 

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