Encrypted email cookbook

Tuesday, 16 September 2003, 1:32 PM EST

I know of an owner of an IT school who was preparing to sell to a large international educational conglomerate. In this small community, many of the IT companies had relationships that were both professional and personal: in this case, their local ISP had direct ties to one of the competing IT schools. There was a bit of a panic when management became aware of this fact, and were concerned about any leaked information that would affect the impending sale. The "official" solution was to send all important communications in a password-encrypted Microsoft Word document not quite the solution expected of an IT organization.

Using a cookbook approach, the author demonstrates how to set up various email clients to use authentication and encryption.

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