Send Encrypted Email using Gmail:
secret information through email? It’s always risky to send such kind of
information through Gmail. There are chances of hacking,
and the information can be tracked as well.
Moreover, we always love Gmail for our convenience.
OK, Now you want to send an email securely with some secret information!.That’s
it. So we need to provide security for the information,
and there are some methods to do so. The
best of them are encryption and decryption.
Encryption and decryption:
for the text. The text which looks normal and can be readable by all is known
as plain text. Plain text is secured with
a key or password, and this process is
known as encryption. Encrypted text is popularly known as cipher text.
the provided key or password. The sender provides the key or password of the
cipher text to the destination, and he
needs to decrypt it by using the same key or password. In this way, information cannot be hacked by the middleman attacks.
OK, anyway there are tons of sources to send such kind
of emails or to send information securely.
But the best part is Google owns Gmail, and we
mostly use it. Isn’t it a good thing to send encrypted mail through Gmail by using
some extensions? So here is the complete guide on how to send encrypted email
What should you need?
something to do this task. Don’t go away this is not a kind of premium tools or
- A good working internet connection
- A Gmail account
- Some secret piece of information to send
- Secure mail for Gmail (By Streak)-It’s a free Chrome
extension (Download it from here).
the same task. You can go with anyone. Here I prefer Secure Mail For Gmail (By Streak).
you required. Let’s see.
- First of all, connect to the internet and make you should be
in Chrome browser.
- Search for the “Secure Mail
for Gmail (by streak)” and just add it to your Chrome
browser. It hardly takes very few seconds.
|Secure Mail By Streak|
- Ok, Now you had added
the extension to the Chrome.Just open
your mail. The “compose” button amazes you as it was extended with a small lock symbol.
|Compose Mail Locked|
- Click on the new compose button to write your secret text
and fill the required details as usual.After adding the recipient and message click on “send
- It displays a pop-up
window asking you to setup a password and key for that particular mail. Setup
them and then send the mail.
- This is how the mail
appears to the receiver. Remember, the receiver
must too have this extension to decrypt it. Just decrypt the message by
using the same password and the key.
only one who seen the data right? So it’s better to say bye to some of the
third party software’s to do the above tasks.
place for spam and it’s our responsibility to make our information/messages
secured. So, my personal suggestion is to go with any of the extensions of your
choice while sending some sensitive information. If you know any of the good
chrome extensions regarding this, please feel free to contact us. By the way, I
can solve problems via the comment