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How To Encrypt and Protect Your eMail by Paul Bischoff

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How To Encrypt and Protect Your eMail by Paul Bischoff

Email was one of the earliest forms of communication on the internet, and if you’re reading this you almost undoubtedly have at least one email address. So you want to start encrypting your email? Well, let’s start by saying that proper email encryption is not the most convenient tool to set up and use, even with the many apps and browser extensions out there to help you do it. You don’t need a degree in cryptography or anything, but it will take a dash of tech savvy. Secondly, you don’t need to encrypt every email you send. In fact, you shouldn’t encrypt every email you send, because most people probably won’t know how to decrypt it. Email encryption provides a secure means of sending messages containing sensitive material as well as a means for others to send you sensitive material. Journalists use it to correspond confidentially with sources. Businesses use it to relay trade secrets and classified documents. Lawyers use it to keep sensitive client and case information safe. You get the idea. In his opinion, email encryption is something you should have readily available when the need arises, but it’s not necessary for everyday communication. We’ll discuss how to encrypt email but let’s first go over some simple best practices you can use to make email safer. This will be added to Privacy Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. Information Blog.

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