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Make the most of e-mail, instant messaging, and text messaging with these tutorials.
You Will Need
- Internet access
- Microsoft Outlook
- Digital ID
- USB or other portable drive
Download a Digital ID
Download a Digital ID for Outlook. It certifies to recipients that outgoing messages are unaltered and really came from you.
Back up your Digital ID
Back up your Digital ID on a USB or other portable drive. If your ID is lost in a hard drive crash, you won't be able to send or receive new encrypted messages.
Compose an Outlook message
Compose an Outlook email message. Click the "yellow envelope with a red spot" icon. This sends the Digital ID and message privately to the recipient.
Encrypt email text
Click the "yellow envelope with a blue lock" icon to encrypt e-mail text and attachments, a double-protection process separate from Digital ID-ing.