Why You Need An Email Security Service

Author: Josh Greenberger
Posted: April 28, 2014

In this day and age of computer hackers, malware, trojans and viruses, it's just about impossible to get 100% protection from computer intrusions. Some of the biggest companies have of late reported their servers have been hacked. These crimes often consist of hacking into databases or email accounts to steal highly sensitive data, such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, addresses and dates of birth.

Whether you're an individual or a company, such serious breaches of security should be of concern to you. Theft of identity and trade secrets is a widening problem.

Although the complete elimination of hack-attacks may be virtually impossible, greatly reducing the chances of being victimized by such crimes is certainly attainable.

As an internet user, it may be difficult for you to address database security issues, since databases usually reside on your internet provider's server (that's the "big" computer that drives their business) and are beyond your control. Email security, however, is something you can address and take precautions that will greatly reduce the chance of unauthorized intrusions.

Why would you care if someone read your email? Well, if your email is limited to where your going shopping today or inviting someone for lunch, you wouldn't care. But if you communicate more sensitive information, an email security breach could have serious consequences.

For example, if you're an accountant and regularly communicate with your client or boss highly sensitive financial data, email security is of concern to you.

If you're a lawyer, confidentiality of your lawyer-client discussions are of utmost importance, and you'd have to be reasonably confident of security to communicate through email.

The list of businesses or fields that require a high-level of email security is quite long, but you get the picture.

But exactly what is the problem with regular email?

Here's the basic problem. Any email you send winds up on three separate computers; your computer, your internet provider's server and the recipient's computer.

You can delete email from your computer. The problem is it's still on the recipient's computer and on the internet provider's server. You can call or send another email to the recipient asking them to delete your email after it's read, but there's no guarantee they'll do it.

And even if they do, your email may still be on your internet provider's computer (depending on how your email is set up).

These are a whole lot of issues to worry about when you're communicating confidential information.

Fortunately, the solution is quite simple: an email security service.

There are services that help keep your email out of the reach of hackers and prying eyes. Some have there strong points and weaknesses.

One type of service sends your email in encrypted form and the recipient needs to decrypt it before reading it. This works to a certain degree, but it still leaves your email wide open for anyone to read if the recipient steps away from his computer and leaves your email displayed on the screen.

Then there's a type of email security service that causes your email to disappear a few seconds after it's opened. That solves the above problem but creates two other problems. First, what if the recipient needs more than a few seconds to read your email? Second, and more importantly, such services usually require the recipient to also belong to the service in order to read your email. Have you ever tried convincing anyone to subscribe to a service? Not an easy thing to do.

Then there is a third type of service that pretty much solves all the above problems and is also priced far more reasonably.

With this third type of service your email never resides on your computer, never resides on the recipient's computer, and resides only on the service provider's server. What's more, even on the service provider's computer, your email is always stored in encrypted form. So even in the off chance that their server gets hacked, the hacker can still not read you email.

Plus, with the 'EmailDust' email security service, your email is stored in one of over 40 different encryption codes. So in the unlikely event that a hacker deciphers your email (and I don't see why anyone would go through that trouble, unless you're hiding a few million dollars in your basement), the hacker could still not read your other emails because they're all stored in different randomly selected codes.

With this service, your email is never sent through the email system. What's sent is a link to your email message that's stored on your service provider's server.

It's only when the recipient clicks on this link that the your email message is decoded and displayed on their screen. And the beauty is that the recipient does not have to subscribe to this service; you can send email to anyone with an email address.

Then, once your email is displayed on the recipient's screen, they have a predetermined number of seconds (which you set when you send the email) before your email disappears from their screen.

Does it get any more secure than this?

Actually, it does.

Once the recipient clicks on the link to your email, that link becomes inactive. Which means, even if the recipient leaves his computer unattended after reading your email, your email cannot be read by anyone else.

To further add to the security of your email after it's read, this service automatically deletes your email message from the only place that it exists -- your internet service provider's server. So now there is absolutely no trace of your email. (When you send your email, you have the option of setting it to delete or not to delete itself.)

This self-deleting email feature can also save you some legal headaches. Email that doesn't exist cannot be investigated or subpoenaed.

This unique email security service is provided by EmailDust.com. Whether email security for you is an attractive quality or an indispensable necessity, EmailDust.com is an excellent choice.

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