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Encrypted email and secure communication from ShareFile

Get simple, secure communication that supports compliance efforts

  • Encrypt the body of your email message - not just attachments
  • Support compliance efforts with one-click
  • Work within Microsoft Outlook to simplify the way you protect communications

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Protect client communication without hassles with encrypted email

With growing concerns about data security, particularly in regulated industries such as healthcare and finance, protecting how you communicate and share files with clients isn’t something to take lightly. Security can seem almost commoditized these days - expected even - but encryption isn’t just for files these days.

With ShareFile, you can encrypt the body of an email message and all attachments with one click, right from Microsoft Outlook or any modern Web browser. With this all-in-one encrypted email solution, you can streamline communication and simplify the way your handle sensitive or protected data. It’s secure file sharing taken to the next level.

Here are a two ways ShareFile makes encrypted email easier:

1. Encrypted email within Microsoft Outlook

    Email is the easiest, most familiar way to send a message or a document, but alone it isn’t enough to keep you and your patients or clients safe. ShareFile allows you to encrypt email using the Plugin for Microsoft Outlook, which encrypts attachments and messages with a single click before you hit send.

    It’s the protection you need, without any burden on the way you work. And like your files, ShareFile uses our SSAE 16-audited data centers, AES 256-bit encryption and SSL/TLS transfer protocols. ShareFile supports compliance for a variety for regulatory areas, including HIPAA, HITECH, CFPB and more.

    Even better? Recipients can respond to you with an encrypted email even if they aren’t ShareFile customers - no downloads or software installations required. You can even revoke access to encrypted messages and documents, even after an email has been sent.

2. Encrypted email from any web browser

    ShareFile also allows you to send an encrypted email right from your online portal - and you get the same protection and ease of use as the Plugin for Microsoft Outlook. Encrypted email with ShareFile is the simplest way to communicate security for both you and your recipients. And because sending encrypted email through your online portal lives in the cloud, you can access these messages securely in the future anywhere, anytime, from any other computer, smartphone or tablet.

    Encrypted email from ShareFile lets you use one solution for it all - file sharing, syncing, storing, editing and accessing, e-signatures and now encrypted email. It works within tools you already use, like Microsoft Outlook, so you can work without disrupting your current processes.

    For a better, more secure way to work, meet industry or regulatory guidelines and protect the reputation of your business, encrypted email from ShareFile is a must.


And that's just the beginning. ShareFile also allows you to sync files to the cloud to access them anywere, easily obtain electronic signatures on documents, and send large files up to 100 GB in size. See why thousands of businesses use ShareFile everyday. Try it free!


Encrypted Email FAQs

What is encrypted email?

Encrypted email is a method of disguising the contents of an email and making it safe from eavesdropping as it moves around in the internet. It is done to protect potentially sensitive information from landing in any hand other than the intended recipients. Authentication is required to read an encrypted email.

Encrypted emails are not just for those who are likely to email sensitive information such as login credentials, social security numbers, and bank account numbers. People with malicious intent such as hackers can gain access to email accounts and download important attachments and files which might compromise the owner of the email in a big way. It's not out of the realm of possibility for someone to hijack the whole email account and use it as if it was theirs.

Email has always been a vulnerable channel of communication, especially when sent over unsecured wi-fi or public networks. Even those sent within secure company networks can still be intercepted by other users. Through encryption, the contents of the emails will be unreadable as they are transmitted from the origin to the destination and if someone were to try to intercept the emails, they will not be able to interpret the contents therein.

How does encrypted email look on the receiving end?

How an encrypted email looks like and how it is accessed may vary from one encryption service to another. However, more than likely, you will receive a notification telling you that you have received an encrypted email along with an access link.

When you click the link to read the encrypted email, an account verification screen will appear, and if you do not have an account with the email encryption company or the tool used to decrypt the message, you will be required to create one, after which you will log in and access the contents of the email. Once you access the message, you will be able to read it as normal.



Further reading:
ShareFile Knowledge Base: How to use ShareFile Encrypted Email
ShareFile Blog: 4 Reasons Why You Need to Encrypt Your Emails and How to Do It (Before It’s Too Late)
ShareFile Blog: An all-in-one encrypted email solution that balances security with simplicity

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what our customers say

Businesses across the globe use ShareFile

Encrypted email takes center stage

"It’s just much easier than anything else I’ve used."


-Keith Strombotne, Director of Business Development


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