The internet has proven to be a powerful tool in the assimilation and distribution of information. Not only does it allow businesses and people alike to find everything they need with just a few clicks of a button, but it also allows the wireless transmission of massive amounts of information via email and other messaging services. Unfortunately with the rise of the internet also came the rise of hackers.

Malicious internet users often target emails because many people feel that their emails are “secure” and they leave a lot of private information in them. This false sense of security has made it a virtual playground for hackers and the only safety people have is in numbers. For businesses however, they are a much more attractive target as the possibility that client information and financial information is being sent through emails is much greater – this is why it is essential for any business that communicates with clients via email to use an email encryption software.

Encrypting emails is a great way to ensure that any and all information being sent via email is seen only by the intended recipient.  To encrypt emails a special software must be installed and this is where things can get kind of tricky.

With email encryption software there are hundreds of various programs all that promise “maximum protection” and each and every one of these programs has a different price tag. Unfortunately many businesses may think that going with the most expensive program around will ensure that their clients personal information is kept secure, however this is not always true. On top of that, there are many small businesses who simply can’t afford to spend money on an expensive encryption software. Thankfully there are freewares.

Despite being free, these email encryption software programs are completely capable of adequately protecting emails and won’t run up a nasty bill due to the added privacy. So which free email encryption program is the best? Let’s find out which programs make our top five list!

Top Five Free Email Encryption Programs

 

iSafeguard Freeware 6.2

This program is a great way to secure all of your emails and files. It utilizes a strong encryption method and a digital signature to provide the highest level of security. On top of that it can be used with many different email systems. Here are the supported emails: Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Microsoft Outlook (and Express), Eudora Webmail, Brinkster WebMail, Juno Mail, Hotmail, and more. Additionally it supports TXT, RTF, and HTML emails.

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HushMail

This isn’t actually a program, rather it is a web based email service itself and encrypts/decrypts messages using a complicated encryption system. Additionally email attachments are also encrypted ensuring that no part of the email is susceptible to interference.

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SafeExpress

This program is the freeware to a paid product however it still has most of the same features except that an annoying ad window is included (something you can easily ignore though). This is also an email system that uses complex encryption and spam filters to protect clients.

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Flexcrypt free

For those who chat with clients through a variety of different sources, this is the freeware for you. It encrypts your emails as well as your files, texts, MSN conversations, and even ICQ communications.

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Sbwave

Last on our list is this program. This one is the most efficient out of all of them because it doesn’t require any installation, does not require anyone to sign up, and despite all of that it still doesn’t have annoying ads in the emails.

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