Absolute Message Privacy
|Secure Email keeps your message private while being transmitted. |
There are two options for absolute end-to-end privacy: PGP and S/MIME.
PGP stands for "Pretty Good Privacy". It's more difficult to use because it requires additional software on both ends, which may not be free.
Because it's easier to use and widely supported, we recommend S/MIME, which has two features:
S/MIME stands for "Secure MIME". There is no extra software needed, but senders must register with a "Certificate Authority".
1. Authentication. Any email you send will appear authentic with a digital signature. Recipients will know you really sent the message.
Using S/MIME involves these steps:
2. Encryption. Once you have exchanged authentic messages with someone, you can send encrypted messages. No one except the intended recipient can read them.
1. Obtain a personal security certificate:You can find tutorials for setting up S/MIME on the web, such as:
Please contact the Certificate Authority for help with your certificate. S/MIME assistance should be found in a topic under the Help menu in your email program.
2. Install the certificate on your computer per the instructions from the company you chose.
3. Configure your email program to use the S/MIME certificate.