In the previous article, we discussed how you can send a clear text email to addresses outside of SCRYPTmail. In this post, we will explain how to convert a plain email into an encrypted one with just a few clicks.
We will skip steps explained in the previous article and go to directly step number 5:
- When you check the box to encrypt your email, on the right side, you will see panel 6.
- On this panel, you will be able to select the recipient and provide a PIN to encrypt the message. The recipient needs to know this PIN in order to read the email.
- The PIN will be automatically stored after the email is sent, and the next email to this recipient will be prepopulated making conversation easy but secure. Note: Draft emails will not store a temporary PIN if its different from the original.
- When you finish, click send, and your email will be encrypted with a unique PIN for each recipient.
Note: You may keep same PIN as long as you want, but we also provide an extra option for you if you decide to change your password. You can access a copy of this email inside of your sent folder and retrieve the password used for that email.
You can exchange PINs before or after you start conversation and still have a pretty secure way to communicate. Email servers still will be able to access email meta data.
DATA that can be read by servers (sender, recipient):
- Sender email
- Recipient email
- Time email was sent
- Sender IP address (SCRYPTmail server only)
DATA that is not accessible to servers:
- IP address of the sender (recipient server and recipient)
- Email body
In the next article, we will show how you can send an email between two SCRYPTmail accounts.