Secure Private E-mail

July 8, 2011, by Ken Jorgustin

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Sending an email to someone is hardly different from sending a post card through the mail with a written message on it for anyone to read. While there is no such thing as secure email, there are some precautions that you can take which will protect you from nearly all prying eyes.

In most cases, people aren’t concerned about the fact that their email messages could theoretically be read by others who really want to, and will probably remain out there somewhere in cyberspace, even after it has been read and deleted by the intended recipient.

Others however, for various reasons, do not want their sent messages able to be read by anyone other than the email recipient. There apparently are solutions to this problem, and I thought I would highlight a few of them. This is not an endorsement, but simply some ideas if you are interested.



Hushmail.com (free and pay services)
From their site:
Hushmail is a secure web-based free email service. Since 1999, millions of people and thousands of businesses have trusted Hushmail to safeguard their secrets. Hushmail keeps your emails private by encoding each message using encryption. Encryption is a way of transforming a message so that it is unreadable to anyone but the sender and its recipients.

PrivacyHarbor.com (free and pay services)
From their site:
Our Basic Account offers you a free Private Email account. You can now easily send private messages to all your friends and business associates, no matter what email service they are using. It is totally free, safe and secure.

Safe-mail.net (looks like there is a free, plus pay services)
From their site:
Safe-mail is the most secure, easy to use communication system. It includes encrypted mail system with collaboration features and document storage functions. Always accessible at any time from anywhere!

S-Mail.com (free and pay services)
From their site:
S-Mail, designed with modern military-level cryptography, securely protects ALL stored and transmitted data.



If you have any personal experience with this subject, or a recommendation, I’m sure everyone would love to hear it… leave a comment