Jun 5, 2014

PDF Postman 2.0, The Outlook Email Encryption Add-in That Uses PDF To Secure Your Message, Is Now Available

Encryptomatic LLC today release PDF Postman 2.0. PDF Postman is an add-in for Microsoft Outlook that lets you send encrypted messages in a recipient friendly manner. 

PDF Postman converts your Outlook email message into a PDF file. Email attachments are included within the encrypted PDF, and can be extracted by the recipient. PDF Postman uses AES-256 bit or AES-128 bit strong encryption, which is compatible with standard PDF viewers, such as Adobe Viewer. 

A screen shot of the PDF Postman email notification message.
Customizable PDF Postman notification message.

Jan 30, 2014

Understanding PDF Postman's Free Trial Period

PDF Postman is an add-on for Microsoft Office Outlook that helps you send secure messages and files using the PDF format.  Using PDF Postman is as easy as composing an Outlook email message, and then clicking the "PDF Encrypt" button from the Outlook toolbar.

Screen shot of Outlook 2013 email window with PDF Postman buttons in the toolbar.
PDF Postman buttons installed in Outlook 2013

Oct 4, 2013

PDF Postman, An Alternative To Traditional Outlook Email Encryption Solutions

PDF Postman is the add-on for Microsoft Outlook 2013/2010/2007/2003 that secures your email message using the PDF frmat.  It's an alternative to traditional email encryption software schemes intended to simplify the sending of sensitive messages and files for the recipient.  PDF Postman is a good solution where the sender needs to deliver documents or a message by email, but does not need to receive a reply from the recipient.

PDF Postman leverages the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption that is part of the PDF format.  It supports encryption strengths of 256 bits or 128 bits.  Since compliant PDF viewers are available across all platforms, from Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, iOS, Blackberry, etc., the recipient of a PDF Postman encrypted message need only know the password.

The process for the recipient is simple. They click on the encrypted PDF file, and it opens in their local PDF viewer. The recipient's PDF viewer detects the encryption and asks for a password. If the password is correct, the PDF message and file attachments are displayed. If the password is correct, the message is displayed. The same password to encrypt the file is used to unencrypt it. This is called symmetric key encryption.