Published on August 24, 2017
The new method, which will launch this fall, will work differently.
The first time you email someone who doesn’t use Hushmail, you will have the option to add a security question, but you don’t have to in order to send an encrypted email. The recipient will receive a notification in their inbox saying they have a secure email from you, but after they click the link to see your message, they are prompted to create a passphrase, which they will be able to use to access any future encrypted emails you send them.
You still may want to include the security question the first time you send someone an encrypted email as an added layer of protection and to ensure you’re emailing the right address. But after they create a passphrase, you won’t have to come up with a security question and answer for future emails to that person—all you’ll have to do is click the "Encrypted" checkbox.
If you use a third-party email app, such as Mac Mail or Outlook, to send email to someone who doesn't use Hushmail, then it's sent as a regular email. To ensure you are adding an extra layer of security, use our webmail or Hushmail for iPhone app and click the "Encrypted" checkbox.
Stay tuned for a sneak preview in a few weeks.
Custom configuration? If you have configured your domain with a custom encryption method, there will be no changes and you will carry on with your same set up.