Encrypting E-Mails.

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    Neha.N New Member

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    Hello,
    I guess you can call me a beginneer in computers. Anyways, I need to know how to encrypt my E-Mails so no one will be able to read them except that specific person and requires them to input a password. I am using Outlook Express as my E-Mail client.Thank you.
     
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    Hi Neha.
    Welcome to the forum.

    U can encrypt ur email by using PGP Desktop.U can download the trial version from here.
     
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    Welcome,

    I dont think there is any requirement to encrypt emails as long as its only you or the opposite party who knows the password to access the account
     
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    create some small program to encode and decode ur msgs. try any kind of encoding. simple ones like shifting by one letter and so on.
     
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    Is there a anyway I can configure encryption in Outlook Express itself. I really don't want to change my E-Mail client.
     
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    U don't have to change your e-mail client.PGP automatically installs a plug-in for Outlook Express which gives you the option of encrypting your e-mail.
     
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    Oh! Anyway, so this software you mentioned, is shareware, do you know any freeware software out there.
     
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    There is a freeware version of PGP but that does'nt include e-mail encryption capabilities.

    U could also try Cryptainer LE which is freeware,but it does'nt integrate with OE.It creates the e-mails as standalone files which self-decrypt when the password is entered.
     
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    OK, Thanks a lot you guys for all your inputs, very helpful indeed.
     
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    Why has no one mentioned GnuPG?
    http://www.gnupg.org/
    It is completely free and open source alternative to PGP. You get various frontends and their is a plugin for outlook express available as well. Check out the site.
     
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    Yes, GNUPG is the tool you should look for!! Its free and reliable, compatible with Windows. But a setup.exe under Windows isn't availalbe for download from www.gnupg.org. :( Here's what gnupg.org says

    - However, the same is available from sourceforge.net under a dead project. :|
    - Also have a look at Windows Privacy Tray and Windows Privacy Tools.
    - These all are based on the free gnupg. This article could also be a useful.

    However, since now you have some hints, the most useful and informative link could be this. :)
     
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