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I need to know everything about encrypting emails. right now I do not know a whole lot so please inform me

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Ok I have a new user that needs to encrypt emails. I do not know much about how to or the best way. Theh have a healthy budget probally a couple of three thousand. or so. OK with that said where do we start at and where do we finish at.
Insinde the emails will be text, word docs, pdf, and maybee a jpg or two. Oh and maybee a tiff aswell. all may not be in the same email. the organization is microsoft windows xp and 7 and server 2003 DC and 2008 r2 exchange 2010,
With that said Please help me,, Please I ask that you keep the links down and keep the tone of this to real answers and a good discussion with real results
Thank you n advance
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Well, I can't explain everything but I can give you the 30,000 foot overview.

In order to exchange encrypted information you have to have a way to obliviously encrypt and then decrypt the info.

This is most commonly done by the way of what is commonly called public key cryptography, or asymmetric cryptography.

You have two keys a public key which can be used to encrypt the data and a private key to decrypt the data.

You distribute the public key to those that will be sending you info, the private key you keep (well private, since if anyone else has it then they can also decrypt the data.)

There are a large number of options for creating and maintaining these keys, both open source and paid. I personally use both PGP and verisign's digital ID, depending on whether it is work or personal.

 Outlook, supports many of these tools and it is not terribly difficult to set them up, but the steps to perform do vary based on the individual implementation you choose.

Without a more specific question to deal with I am afraid that is about all I can add.

Oh, and it really does not matter which email client or server you use in most cases, as long as both clients are able to handle encryption.
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by:explorer648
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Ok what one should I go with. The users are kind of stupid. So not much help therer. I need simple and integrated with outlook
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Damn that thing is super sexy I like
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