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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:55 pm 
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Hi,

Using Windows 7 and want to send secure information in an email attachment. I don't think using a normal attachment is that safe so can I encrypt it, and how do I do this.

From Windows help I can change file settings to encrypt from the properties link, but then, if I understand this correctly, I have to send the encryption key separately, and the recipient has to cooperate and install this key. It's very messy as the recipient is a busy professional. No time to play around!

What about Winzip or this link http://en.softonic.com/s/key-generator-winzip-18

Please could I have some advice on this.

Thanks.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:34 am 
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Sensitive or personal info is best sent if in a zipped file with a secure password.
The password should be in a separate Email.
S/MIME is another form of secure Email attachments.
https://www.techopedia.com/definition/9 ... mime-smime
A lot of ISP companies limit the size of files, and what type of files are sent.
Any executable file may be subject to hacking if not secured.

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