How Private Email Keeps your Email Attachments Safe

A secure email address prioritizes your privacy in a wide range of ways.

Through enhanced storage protocols, encryption services and protection from third-party intrusion, private email can ensure that no one but the sender and the intended recipient are able to view a message. While sensitive information can be transmitted in the body of an email, oftentimes such data may be attached to the message. Whether it’s a credit card statement with identifying account numbers, documents containing your e-signature or photos and videos, attachments should be sent through a secure email address.

Such an address keeps your emails from being stored on large, often unsecured, external databases. Most public email services opt for this type of storage, which means users’ messages may be passing through a series of recipients and could be accessed by an unknown number of individuals. Apart from how messages are stored, a secure email address provides users with added protection against potential hackers. With built-in encryption tools, private email makes it much harder for those with malicious intentions to break into your email and potentially view your messages and attachments. A secure email address also means users have more protection against potential search warrants or government intrusion. Free public services like Gmail are in the driver’s seat when it comes to turning over users’ email to government agencies, meaning users have little ownership and control over their own messages.

A secure email address can circumvent all of these privacy challenges. Digital communication is now our go-to method of conducting both personal and professional business. In the past, we wouldn’t have used a postal-delivery system where we knew our documents could easily be opened and read by the carriers, nor we would use a phone service that opened our conversations up to third-party listeners. Users who don’t take advantage of a secure email address are doing just that by exposing their sensitive messages and attachments.