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Encrypt a file for email

Hello Experts,

I want a simple to use application where I can encrypt OR password protect a file to send via email.  I also would like it so the user on the otherside does NOT require any software but just the key or password.

I will be sending text, pdf, excel and word documents.

Any simple solutions?
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tucktech
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Sushil SonawaneCommented:
PDF, Word, and excel have the feature to password protect a file.

For Word and excel password protectation please refer below link

(http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000748.htm)

For PDF

(http://www.worldstart.com/how-to-create-password-protected-pdf-documents/)
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mo_patelCommented:
just use win zip or win rar all free, and when you zip them select zip with password

so the only way the other party can open it , is with the password you created the zip file with
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Dave HoweCommented:
Note that WinRar and WinZip (while there are trial versions that are effectively free if you aren't fussy about the law) are commerical software.

I would suggest that you use you use www.7-zip.org instead. With 7z, you can

a) create a self extracting archive (so no software needed at all, you just run the SXE and it prompts for the password)

b) use AES@256 bit, the highest grade encryption available in any archiving product.

And its free :)
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tucktechAuthor Commented:
I ended up using

http://www.simpopdf.com/pdf-creator-lite.html

to print to a file that allows users to create a PDF and to put a password in the print advance options.

It makes it simple and the user receiving the documents does not require anything but adobe reader.
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tucktechAuthor Commented:
Some of the suggestions required to much involvement or download.  Simpo was easy and free.
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