Secure email encryption and privacy for free

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When you send an email, you can be pretty sure that somebody unintended may be looking at it. Whether it's your IT guys, some hacker out there, or even the guys in the black helicopters, email is an inherently insecure way to communicate. It may not make much difference when your message is a note to your spouse to remember to pick up a loaf of bread on the way home from work, but when you're sending trade secrets or other confidential information, it may not be your best bet.

Flexcrypt Free is a tool that may help you to feel a little better about sending your sensitive information to others in email. When you send a message, it encrypts it and keeps it that way until it arrives at its final destination. Using passwords you create, Flexcrypt employs 256-bit encryption, meaning that it's not likely that your message will be misappropriated in this, or several more, lifetimes.

With this free version, up to three people can communicate this way. Flexcrypt only works with desktop email applications, since it runs on your local machine.

Flexcrypt Free is a Windows application. It runs under WinXP and Vista. If you need to communicate securely with more than three other people, they have paid versions as well.

Download Flexcrypt Free

2 Responses to “Secure email encryption and privacy for free”

  1. Martin Leben says:

    Hey… Why endorse this program instead of the real stuff? Flexcrypt Free is: 1) Limited to emails with no more that 3 addresses.
    2) Costs money if you want to email more that three people simultaneously.
    3) Is not open source, hence not as thoroughly reviewed.

    Choose Thunderbird + Enigmail instead.

  2. Martin Leben says:

    Crap… I had a URL in the previous comment that was dropped after submitting. Better luck this time?