Once SafeGmail is installed, you simply need to click the “Encrypt” button in Gmail to enable it. Then, you write a question to your recipient only they’ll know the answer to, write the answer and send off your message. After waiting for a little while, you message is encrypted and a link is sent to your recipient.
While SafeGmail does do server-side encryption, the service claims it never actually has access to your messages. If you’d like to peek into how the extension works and check to make sure it doesn’t access anything you don’t want it to, you can find the open source code over on GitHub. Otherwise, it’s an incredibly easy-to-use encryption option.