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Old 03-18-2014, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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I handled my signature and some important documents by email to Philippines from Chicago, because international fax or flying there is expensive. My brother just might refuse to send any important document by email, so I guess the solution would be this - Zip up the document, and put a password on it! Then call the receiver with the password and they will unlock the important document! Do you think this is a safe procedure?


Have you had or have you heard of people getting screwed by email when they emailed an important document?
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:28 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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I handled my signature and some important documents by email to Philippines from Chicago, because international fax or flying there is expensive. My brother just might refuse to send any important document by email, so I guess the solution would be this - Zip up the document, and put a password on it! Then call the receiver with the password and they will unlock the important document! Do you think this is a safe procedure?


Have you had or have you heard of people getting screwed by email when they emailed an important document?
Done all the time. And yes, that will make it more secure relative to sending it in the clear.

email communication was not designed to provide 'secure' communications. So one would typically need to layer on additional controls if they want to ensure additional privacy or confidentiality.
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Agree. Zipping does add a good layer of security.
Something like DropBox or Skydrive is another option.
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