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How Hushmail supports HIPAA compliance: email archiving

Published on June 22, 2017

One of the confusing areas of HIPAA for many healthcare professionals is the topic information and document retention. Specifically, how long you are required to retain protected health information and other records related to your policies and procedures. Read more.

A special offer for career services for mental health professionals

Published on June 15, 2017

Hushmail has another special offer for our customers. This one is with Smart Practitioner, a career services website tailored to the needs of mental health professionals. Hushmail customers can get a one-year membership with Smart Practitioner for free. Read more.

How Hushmail helps lawyers communicate

Published on June 8, 2017

Last month, the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility released Formal Opinion 477 addressing a lawyer’s confidentiality obligations for email communications about client matters. The Opinion comes at a time when data breaches and hacks are frequently in the news. Read more.

How Hushmail supports HIPAA compliance: encrypting email

Published on June 1, 2017

When it comes to sensitive patient health information, HIPAA imposes restrictions on practitioners requiring that you take steps to protect the confidentiality of your patients electronic health records. Hushmail is an ideal email service for practice owners, as it allows you to take advantage of the benefits technology provides for communication, and also helps you to stay in compliance with HIPAA. Read more.

Sending encrypted email to anyone is about to get easier

Published on May 25, 2017

If you use Hushmail, you know we make it possible for you to send encrypted email to anyone, even people who don’t use Hushmail. We do this using a process in which the sender creates a secret question and answer that can only be answered by the recipients. And we are working on a way to make the process easier. Read more.

Ransomware attack: another example of why it’s essential to keep your software up to date

Published on May 18, 2017

If you follow the news, you probably heard that last weekend there was a massive cyber attack that affected millions of computers and devices. The attack involved ransomware called “WannaCry,” which froze systems and locked and encrypted files. The incident is a painful reminder of what we at Hushmail frequently preach as one of our top security tips: always keep your operating systems up to date. Read more.

New in Hushmail: rich text signatures

Published on May 11, 2017

Now you can add your logo and other images to your Hushmail email signature. You can also customize the text, by making it bold, italic, or multi-colored, create hyperlinks, and more. Read more.

Why you should be careful how you dispose of your old hard drives

Published on May 4, 2017

When you are ready to get rid of unused electronic gadgets and computers, you increase your risk of data and identity theft if you do not take precautions to securely wipe or destroy the hard drives. Read more.

4 things you can do to your website to grow your private practice

Published on April 27, 2017. Author: Brighter Vision

Whether you have had your private practice's website up and running for quite some time now, or you just got it set up (congrats!) these website tips will help you attract your ideal clients, turn website visitors into clients and increase your rank on search engines. Read more.

The importance of security in business communications

Published on April 20, 2017

If you work for a business, chances are you spend much of your day like us, sending email. You send attachments that include quotes, product specs, sales targets, employee reviews or any number of other sensitive files or pieces of information that you really don’t want anyone to read other than the intended recipient of your email. Read more.

Risk assessment for small businesses

Published on April 13, 2017

Risk assessment is rarely top of mind for small businesses. But perhaps it should be. Small businesses tend not to have the resources that larger organizations have, including lots of capital in the bank, a diverse client base, deep IT departments and plenty of staff who can pitch in when a serious issue—such as a data breach—arises. For these reasons, one could argue that mitigating risks is even more important for small organizations than it is for bigger ones. Read more.

Hushmail at the California Psychological Association Convention 2017

Published on April 6, 2017

The 2017 California Psychological Association Convention starts today in Burlingame, California—and Hushmail is there! We’re exhibiting at the event, and we’re eager to meet up with Hushmail customers. Read more.

Special offer on health and human services continuing education programs

Published on March 30, 2017

Hushmail is thrilled to announce another special offer for our customers, this time with Ed4HHS, a company that offers online staff training solutions for the health and human services industry. Read more.

Protect your privacy with email aliases

Published on March 23, 2017

One of the benefits of your Hushmail account is the ability to set up email aliases. An alias is an alternate email address you can use when you don’t want people to know or keep a record of your real email address. Read more.

Hushmail’s top 3 security tips

Published on March 16, 2017

We often get asked what are the most effective things you can do to protect your information and identity from online threats such as viruses and hackers. There are a few remarkably simple things that you can do to protect yourself from these threats. Read more.

Hushmail customers get one month free with Brighter Vision

Published on March 9, 2017

We are happy to announce that Brighter Vision, a company that specializes in creating complete web solutions for therapists, is now offering Hushmail customers their first month free when they sign up for Brighter Vision’s web services. Read more.

Try all the features of Hushmail with a two-week Premium account trial

Published on March 1, 2017

Starting March 1st, 2017, we are introducing a two-week trial of our Hushmail Premium account, with unlimited access to all of its many features. Read more.

New in Hushmail: drag and drop attachments

Published on February 23, 2017

Now when you want to add an attachment in Hushmail, you can simply drag and drop it into the Compose window. It works for any type of documents, such as PDFs, Word docs, or images. Read more.

New in Hushmail: auto-saved drafts

Published on February 16, 2017

Good news: you don’t have to hit the “Save draft” button anymore to keep a copy of that long email that took you forever to write. Hushmail now periodically saves a copy of your drafts. Read more.

The case for encryption in healthcare

Published on August 02, 2016

Privacy is essential in the healthcare industry. Healthcare practitioners of all kinds are bound by professional and ethical standards—not to mention the law, in most jurisdictions—to keep patient information confidential and secure. This includes anything learned through conversations with patients, but also data kept on file. Read more.

Hushmail for iPhone is here

Published on July 18, 2016

We’re thrilled to announce that Hushmail for iPhone is now available for Hushmail Premium and Hushmail Business customers. The app brings all the security features of Hushmail’s webmail version to your iPhone, enabling you to send encrypted email when you’re on the go. And it lets you send secure email to anyone, even people who don’t use Hushmail. Read more.

Hushmail for iPhone is synced with webmail

Published on June 24, 2016

With Hushmail for iPhone, your contacts are fully synced with our webmail version, so as long as you have an address in webmail, you’ll be able to access it on your iPhone. The app also connects with your iPhone contacts, making it easy to send encrypted email to anyone in your address book. Read more.

Hushmail for iPhone supports two-step verification

Published on June 22, 2016

Hushmail for iPhone can provide encryption of your email whether the recipient uses Hushmail or not. The data is encrypted before it leaves your device, providing security to the body of your emails and attachments. Read more.

Encryption on Hushmail for iPhone

Published on June 15, 2016

Hushmail for iPhone can provide encryption of your email whether the recipient uses Hushmail or not. The data is encrypted before it leaves your device, providing security to the body of your emails and attachments. Read more.

Use email aliases with Hushmail for iPhone

Published on June 8, 2016

Hushmail for iPhone now offers support for Hushmail email aliases. Before, you could only send email from aliases using our webmail version. But with our new app, you can use your iPhone to send secure, encrypted email from any of your aliases. Read more.

Send secure email to anyone with Hushmail for iPhone

Published on June 2, 2016

Our latest update to the beta version of the Hushmail for iPhone app not only allows you to send secure email to other Hushmail users, but now you can also encrypt emails to people who don’t use Hushmail. Read more.

Hushmail for iPhone supports multiple accounts

Published on May 18, 2016

Good news for Hushmail customers with more than one account. Our upcoming app, Hushmail for iPhone, lets you send and receive secure email for up to 10 accounts — and you can switch between them with just a couple of taps. Read more.

Native iOS features and more with Hushmail for iPhone

Published on May 12, 2016

Hushmail for iPhone makes the most of the features of the iOS platform, including push notifications and Touch ID, for fast, secure access to the app. Hushmail Business and Premium customers can try it out now, before its full launch later this spring. Read more.

Try the new Hushmail for iPhone before its official release

Published on May 3, 2016

Our Hushmail for iPhone app is almost ready for release, and we can't wait to share it with you. In fact, we’re looking for eager Hushmail Business and Hushmail Premium customers to preview an early version of the app and offer feedback. Read more.