Keep your emails private with encryption.
Learn how to send encrypted emails so that your personal information is as secure as possible.
A non-encrypted email is like a postcard, it can be read by anyone who has access to it, and when it comes to personal or confidential data, it is always better to know how to hide it.
In this tutorial, we will give you 3 simple techniques to send an encrypted message from your mailbox.
Most instant messaging services, including Skype, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, iMessage (for Apple product users) also offer an encryption option.
Send encrypted emails with Gmail and Outlook
Many people use mailboxes like Gmail or Outlook because they are free, fast and can be accessed from all our devices.
Encrypting an email in Gmail
In 2014, Gmail announced that encryption would be a default setting for all its users.
This means that if you send your emails from this service through the Chrome browser, then they will be automatically encrypted. However, this only works if the recipient also uses Gmail, otherwise Gmail won’t be able to decrypt it.
Encrypt an email in Outlook
For those who have a paid subscription to Office 365, it’s no surprise to find built-in features in Outlook to encrypt your email, Outlook.com and Email for Windows 10.
For those who have a paid subscription to Microsoft 365, it’s no surprise to find built-in features in Outlook to encrypt your email, Outlook.com and Email for Windows 10.
If before sending your email you are not offered the option to insert an electronic signature, follow the path: Options → Other options → Message options → Security settings → Encrypt message content and attachments.
Encrypt an email without Gmail or Outlook
There are several alternatives to Gmail and Outlook, for example, we can recommend Tutanota or Protonmail. They are also free, but they limit the volume and quantity of your messages.
Secure services require that the recipient is a member of the platform, or has the password you gave him to unlock each email.
It is an indispensable and very effective level of security against hackers.
Otherwise, if you use the Mega software, in its free package, you will benefit from a secure chat function.
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Sending messages that are automatically deleted
To avoid having to encrypt your emails, you can use a program like Snapmail, which will delete your messages right after reading them.
If you use Gmail, just download the Chrome Snapmail extension.
To send an encrypted email with Snapmail, compose your message and click the Snapmail icon (bottom right) to send it.
Thanks to this extension, you can choose to encrypt some emails instead of all of them.
However, don’t forget that any email sent by Snapmail will be automatically deleted 60 seconds after it is opened.