Email Encryption is the process of Encoding messages or information in such a way that only authorized parties can able to access it.
In an encryption scheme, the intended information or message, referred to as plaintext, is encrypted using an encryption algorithm, generating ciphertext that can only be read if decrypted.
Encryption make’s sure that your email can be read only by the recipient.
Don’t want others to read your email?
SecureGmail encrypts and decrypts the emails you send in Gmail. This happens all on your machine, and the unencrypted text never reaches Google servers.
This is useful if you don’t want anyone to read your Email other than the recipient.
SecureGmail uses symmetric encryption to encrypt and decrypt each message. The password is decided by the user and assumes the recipient already knows it.
How it Works?
Secure Email uses the Symmetric algorithm to encrypt and decrypt the message.The password is decided by the user and assumes the recipient already knows it.
SecureGmail is only as good as your password, pick an easy to guess the password and it will be easy to break.
You can install the Secure Email plugin from the Chrome Store.
Now Login to your Gmail account you can find a padlock near to Compose button.
In order to send an Encrypted email click on the padlock and then you can see the red padlock in the header section.
To send mail click on Send Encrypted, a new popup window appears and ask you to provide the password.
When your recipient receives your email, assuming that you shared the password with the recipient, he will see encrypted characters on the email body part.
The recipient needs to click on the link to decrypt the email and type the password to decrypt your email.
It’s simple and easy to use, but at this time SecureGmail plugin works only with Google Chrome.