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3.3. Password Protect/ Encrypt a File

If you are sending sensitive documents via e-mail, you should ALWAYS use encryption. Attach Plus helps you do this easily by allowing you to convert to PDF (or take existing PDFs) and encrypt documents as you attach them to an e-mail message.

  • From your e-mail, click on the Attach Files button
  • This opens the "Attach Plus - Select file(s)" screen
  • Navigate to the desired drive, folder and file
  • Highlight the document you wish to attach to the e-mail
  • Click the Attach Plus button at the bottom of the window



  • The Attach Plus window will appear

Encrypt as a PDF

  1. Select the file that will be encrypted

  1. Select the PDF file format
  2. Click on Password Protect - this pops the Set Encryption Password window



  3. Type in the password twice - click OK
  4. Click Attach
  5. Your document is automatically converted to a PDF, encrypted, password protected & attached to your e-mail

Encrypt a ZIP File

  1. Select the files that will be sent as an encrypted ZIP file



  2. Select ZIP File as the file format
  3. Check the Password Protect checkbox
  4. When the message dialog opens, select "Yes"



  5. This opens the "Set Encryption Password" dialog



  6. Type in the password twice - click OK
  7. Click Attach
  8. Your document is automatically converted to a ZIP file, encrypted, password protected & attached to your e-mail

Tip: You can set different Recipient and Sender passwords - click here to find out how.

Tip: You can use "Send To" from several applications before clicking the "Send" button in Attach Plus. This will allow you to encrypt several PDF files from different sources without re-typing the password for each file.

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