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Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!

Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Aug 12, 2015

Dmail - Self Destructing Email

We all know that email is not a secure way to send sensitive information like account or credit card numbers, because it’s plain text that can be seen in a number of ways.

Another problem is that once you send it, you can’t control what happens to the information.

A free Chrome plug-in for Gmail called Dmail aims to help.

Dmail allows you to send sensitive information that’s encrypted and will self destruct based on a time you choose.

You can set it to destroy in an hour, day or week or choose never to allow you to manually revoke it whenever you want.

I don’t recommend this for everyday use; it’s only when you’re going to send sensitive information you know you shouldn’t be sending via regular email.

Once you install the plug-in, it defaults to being on, so make sure you turn it off at the bottom of regular messages.

I’ve got the link to the Dmail plug-in posted at