The whole of Government will take into use a single ‘@gov.fi’ suffix in stages

The whole of Government will take into use a single ‘@gov.fi’ email suffix in stages. The email addresses of staff members at all Finnish Government ministries will change in the course of the second half of 2021.

After this, the email addresses of all staff members will be in the format [email protected] The email addresses of those who work in tasks requiring greater security will have the suffix ‘@govsec.fi’. After the change, their email addresses will be in the format [email protected]

Emails sent to the old email addresses will still reach their recipients for a limited period of two years after the introduction of the new suffix. The change will not affect the website addresses of the ministries. They will remain unchanged.

Please note that the ‘@gov.fi’ and ‘@govsec.fi’ email addresses will not work until the ministry in question has taken them into use. The change will take place in stages.

You can check the ministry’s contact information for up-to-date email addresses

Schedule for adopting the new email suffix

  • The Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Justice will take the ‘@gov.fi’ suffix into use on 23 August 2021. The general email addresses of the ministries will change later in 2021. This applies to the addresses of the registries, for example.
  • The Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of the Environment will adopt the ‘@gov.fi’ suffix on 6 September 2021. The general email addresses of the ministries will change later in 2021. This applies to the addresses of the registries, for example.
  • The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Chancellor of Justice will introduce the ‘@gov.fi’ suffix on 20 September 2021. The general email addresses of the ministries will change later in 2021. This applies to the addresses of the registries, for example.
  • At the Ministry of the Interior, the email suffix ‘@govsec.fi’ will be in use starting on 5 October 2021.
  • The schedule for the adoption of the gov.fi suffix by the Foreign Service will be confirmed later.

The schedule is subject to change.

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