SafeGmail Is A Simple Way To Encrypt Messages In Gmail

Chrome: When you need to send a private email to someone, you don't want it to sit around and be easily readable by anyone. SafeGmail is a Chrome extension that adds PGP-like encryption to your emails and requires a simple answer to a question to unlock.

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.

SafeGmail [Chrome Web Store via Addictive Tips]


Comments

    I sense evil being done here, encryption for Gmail is available if you use Chrome browser, who owns Chrome? Can't Google just build client side encryption into Gmail and pre shared key between sender and recipient? I'm sure this was built into Gmail years ago but disappeared ahhhhh penny drops, I guess you can't target advertising if you don't know what is in the email can you?

      Google is a business. If you had a business, wouldn't you link your product to your existing environment? I recon the business plan is legit.

    Nah, then they wouldn't be able to have targeted ad's.

    Edit: Note to self -- Read last sentence of comment before replying!

    Last edited 23/10/12 1:21 pm

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