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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by ace07, Oct 9, 2008.

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  1. ace07

    ace07 Thread Starter

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    i was wondering what do you guys think is the most secure way to send account information. i was doing some research and some way email is and some way it isn't i was wondering what the Pro's say about it.
     
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    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Hi and Welcome to TSG,
    What type of "account" ? Bank account, store card or credit card?

    Richard.
     
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    i was talking about like online account information like an email account or like a forgot password email. like is that the most secure way to transfer information like passwords and stuff.
     
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    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Hi,
    If you need a password re-set for your e-mail, your 'supplier' will send that to the alternate e-mail address that you'll have notified to them. If you only have 1 e-mail address I guess your supplier would do something over the phone with you having checked your ID through certain details only they and you know.

    You shouldn't be sharing passwords with others by e-mail or any other way, but I'm sure that's not what you meant?

    Richard
     
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    Encryption?
     
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    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    These are two optiona for encrypted email:

    sbwave email encryption
    This free service allows you to send and receive encrypted email via a web form. At the time of this writing, there are no advertisements inserted into your email. The encryption is "light to moderate", and the site advises that you should not use it for anything requiring strong encryption - that is, it is designed for personal messages and not for anything that requires strong security. You and your recipient need to have an email client that can interpret HTML email.

    Hushmail Email Encryption
    This is basically a free web email service that also encodes your email using a 1024 bit public key encryption. You can encrypt your attachments as well, but there is a 1.5MB limit on the total attachment size at the time of this writing. You can only send email to other hushmail users. Your mailbox is currently limited to 3MB of space. If you need to send/receive confidential email, and can persuade your recipients to also use hushmail, you might wish to try this service.

    This info from thefreecountry website.

    Richard
     
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    so then email is not a secure way to tranfer or send account info
     
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    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Not generally, letter mail with some type of signature & tracking might be best if you can't do it face to face or over the 'phone.
    If you could fax and be sure the intended recipient was stood by their fax that would work.

    Richard
     
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    thanks
     
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