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Poppa John
27-09-2013, 05:54 PM
Hi All.

We are using Xp & W7.


Is anybody using encryption to any email messages sent overseas. I dont know what OS is being used at the other end. I would assume that both ends would have the same programme & passwords.

Could someone explain it to me? Thanks. PJ

Cato
27-09-2013, 06:08 PM
Text in an attached rar/zip, with a really long password?

Cato
27-09-2013, 06:10 PM
You're aren't sending your bank details to Nigerian bank manager because some Somalian pirate warlord left you 30 million in his will?

Poppa John
27-09-2013, 06:13 PM
You're aren't sending your bank details to Nigerian bank manager because some Somalian pirate warlord left you 30 million in his will?

My mind is not what it once was. But I am not that far gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PJ

Poppa John
27-09-2013, 06:15 PM
Text in an attached rar/zip, with a really long password?

Will have a look at that. What I have to keep in mind is that the other end is not computer literate. She is the Boss but a secretary would recieve the email first. PJ

Speedy Gonzales
27-09-2013, 07:32 PM
Looks like will this send encrypted email. (https://www.enigmail.net/home/index.php). It's an addon/plugin. You need Thunderbird or Seamonkey internet suite to use it. Altho when you go to the download page it only says 32 bit windows. So it may or may not work in 64 bit windows

Poppa John
28-09-2013, 09:58 AM
I will look into these suggestions. Thanks. PJ

Chilling_Silence
28-09-2013, 10:17 AM
Yeah PGP is basically the way to go. Naturally you'll want to do a few tests with insecure things before actually sending something sensitive ;)

Poppa John
28-09-2013, 08:49 PM
I have looked at these & others & think that this is not as straightforward as I thought. I will ponder further. PJ

ruup
30-09-2013, 10:16 AM
Hi PJ,
Looking forward to this programme being available, made by the same people who make Mailwasher.

http://www.firetrust.com/en/products/encryptus-secure-email-encryption

Not sure how far away it is but look forward to testing it.

Happy days!

Alex B
30-09-2013, 01:08 PM
I would do the letter in a password protected PDF and attach, Maybe send the password in a text message or something like that.

Chilling_Silence
30-09-2013, 02:30 PM
An alternative would be to use something like https://mega.co.nz for transmitting a file.
What you'd do is save your message to a file, then upload it to MEGA.
Once uploaded, you'll get a link like this:
media1.mp3 (1.2 MB)
https://mega.co.nz/#!SZlxwaDR!H5HgWzhglsSIw1sECPmsMkOR8EFpgl885TJOySh 04PY

Or, you can split it up and just send them the link to the file:
https://mega.co.nz/#!SZlxwaDR
And independently send them the Decryption key:
H5HgWzhglsSIw1sECPmsMkOR8EFpgl885TJOySh04PY

Try that, take the link and open it on your PC: https://mega.co.nz/#!SZlxwaDR
It'll fire up the website and prompt you for the Decryption key which you can then send to them independently using some other means... You could even take it and drop the first letter from it, send it to them via email and then text them from your phone and say "Add the letter 'H' to the start of the decryption key", and that'll work too.

Alternatively, even simpler:
You could both just share the same MEGA account and use that to upload / download files securely and just email each other and say "Hi I've uploaded you a message" and they will know to log in to mega.co.nz and download the file, no messing around with encryption / decryption that way :)