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How To Send a Secure Email?

Email encryption helps to protect email messages sent over untrusted networks. It is very important to send any confidential emails to the recipient. The step-by-step guidelines to send a secure email are provided on this web page.

Sending an encrypted email from your Gmail account:

  • Go to any web browser on your computer and then access your Gmail account using your email address and password.
  • Click the Menu icon at the upper-right corner and select the More Tools option followed by the Extensions option.
  • Click the Hamburger icon at the top-left corner and select the Open Chrome web store option on the left panel.
  • Type ‘secure mail’ in the search bar and click the Add to Chrome button beside the Secure Mail for Gmail (by Streak).
  • Click the Add Extension button in the Add Secure Mail for Gmail (by Streak’ dialog box.
  • When you see the ‘Secure Mail for Gmail (by Streak) has been added to Chrome’ prompt dialog box, close it.
  • Go back to the main web page of the Gmail account, you will see the lock icon next to the Compose button for send a secure email.
  • Click the lock icon beside the Compose button on the left panel. This will open the New Message dialog window on the screen.
  • Specify the correct email address of the recipient in the To field.
  • After typing the subject line, fill the body of the email and click the Send Encrypted button.
  • As soon as the Encrypt message dialog box appears on the screen, fill the Encryption Password and Password Hint fields.
  • Once done, click the Encrypt & Send button. The email is sent to the recipient in an encrypted way.
  • Navigate to the Sent folder, open the email that you have sent, and click the ‘Decrypt messages with password’ link if you want to read the email.
  • The Decrypt Message dialog box will appear on the screen.
  • Enter a valid password in the Decrypt Password field and click the Decrypt button.
  • The ‘Message successfully decrypted’ message will display on the screen after you send a secure email.

Sending an encrypted email from your Microsoft Outlook account:

  • First, launch the main interface of the Microsoft Outlook application on your computer.
  • Click the New button to compose a new email. After entering the recipient’s email address in the To field, fill the subject line.
  • Once you type the body of the email, click the down arrow button next to the Options option.
  • This will display the Message Options dialog window on the screen.
  • Navigate to the Security section and click the Security Settings button.
  • Select the checkbox next to the Encrypt message contents and attachments option. Click the OK button in the Security Properties dialog window.
  • Click the Close button in the Message Options dialog window.
  • Now, send a secure email to the recipient.
send a secure email using microsoft Outlook

Sending a secure email from your Yahoo account:

  • Launch the default web browser on your computer and access the Yahoo mail account using its login credentials.
  • After clicking the Setup or gear icon at the upper-right corner, choose the Mail Options option.
  • Navigate to the Advanced Settings section and select the checkbox next to the ‘Make your Yahoo Mail more secure with SSL’ option.
  • If you see any pop-up message on the screen, click the OK button to proceed.
  • Once you click the Save button, the Inbox folder will be displayed on the screen.
  • Compose a new email and send a secure email to the recipient.
Send a secure email to the recipient

Sending an encrypted email from Mozilla Thunderbird:

  • After launching the main interface of the Mozilla Thunderbird email client on your computer, navigate to the Menu icon and select the Add-ons option.
  • Type ‘enigmail’ in the search box and click the Install button next to the Enigmail option.
  • The ‘Enigmail will be installed after you restart Thunderbird’ message appears on the screen.
  • Click the Restart link. Now, the Mozilla Thunderbird application will be displayed on the screen.
  • Go to the Menu icon and select the OpenPGP option followed by the Setup Wizard option.
  • The OpenPGP Setup Wizard dialog window will appear on the screen.
  • Select the ‘Yes, I would like the wizard to get me started’ option and click Next.
  • In the Signing dialog window, select No, I want to create per-recipient rules for emails that need to be signed ->Next.
  • When the Encryption dialog window opens, select the ‘No, I will create per-recipient rules for those that sent me their public key’ and click Next.
  • After clicking the Yes button followed by the Next button, the Key Selection dialog window will display on the screen.
  • Once you select the ‘I want to create a new key pair for signing and encrypted my email’ option, click Next.
  • Enter a new password in the Passphrase column and retype it in the ‘Please confirm your passphrase by typing it again’ field.
  • Click Next in the Create Key dialog window. After selecting the Next option in the Summary dialog window, click Skip -> Finish.
  • Go back to the main window of the Mozilla Thunderbird application and click the Write button.
  • After typing the recipient’s email address in the To field, enter the correct subject line and compose a message.
  • Once you click the Send button, the encrypted email ie, send a secure email to the recipient.