Author Topic: Encrypting Files for Transmission  (Read 1424 times)

rachel

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Encrypting Files for Transmission
« on: April 06, 2009, 02:10:07 PM »
Hi,

I am new to your website and well as the business and had a question in regards to encrypted files.  I have a dr who wants to scan and email me his patient info, would this fall under needing to be encrypted as well?  I generally get my info faxed but he doesn't have one so I am having him mail his initial sign ups to start with because I am unsure how to handle!  Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!

Love your sight, will be ordering some of your materials shortly!

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Re: Encrypting Files for Transmission
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009, 10:08:00 AM »
You have to purchase an encryption program or you can use a service such as SafetySend.
How the key works is you get a key and the provider gets a key (you can't share it), the email is encrypted using whatever encryption software you have and the provider reads the email by de-crypting it using his key.
It's not as complex as it sounds, but I like Safetysend beter and they have different levels of service to choose from.
www.safetysend.com

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rachel

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Re: Encrypting Files for Transmission
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009, 05:57:52 PM »
Thank you very much for the info...