In order to combat phishing, PUBLICA attaches an electronic signature to e-mails when it sends them. This is a digital signature which guarantees that PUBLICA is really the sender of the e-mail.
How can you tell that an e-mail has been electronically signed?
- The e-mail has an electronic signature that can be identified by a red seal (see example).
- The sender is: @publica.ch
- There is a security notice stating as follows: “This e-mail from PUBLICA has been electronically signed.”
The way the electronic signature is displayed and verified will vary depending on the operating system and e-mail program you are using.
For further information see the user manual for your e-mail program or the information page of the Federal Office of Communications OFCOM.
Think you’ve received a phishing e-mail?
If you think you may have received a phishing e-mail linked to PUBLICA, contact: