Many times we send personal e-mails and tell others not to circulate, but most of the time they are circulated anyway (and forwarded to many people). In some cases, you don't want sensitive information
to be forwarded such as hyperlinks.
HideLinks is an online service that helps you password protect any web URL (hyperlink) easily. At HideLinks.com
, you have to enter the URL and a password, HideLinks will then generate an encrypted URL. This secret URL can be opened only with the password that you entered earlier.
When you send the e-mail address with the URL, the snooper will have a hard time opening this web URL. Without the password, they cannot open the URL and thus you can protect sensitive information.
To do this encrypting process, do the following:
1. Visit the HideLinks.com
2. Enter the URL
3. Enter the password
4. HideLinks will give an encrypted URL
5. Copy the URL and send it to your client or employee.
6. Send the Password in a separate e-mail.
7. Client can then open this URL with the password.
To see how it works, here is an example, click here
to open this link, (encrypted URL: http://www.hidelinks.com/?nkcqkenuii
) and use this password to open the link “12345678”. Without the password, you cannot open this link.
The same site HideLinks.com can also be used to shorten your links like the Tinyurl.com.
To add more encryption to your e-mail, you can try SecureZip
, which is a handy tool for Outlook.