It’s been quite a long time since Google announced that they will provide end to end encryption in Gmail. And still, there is no sign of that. So, today I am going to tell you how to use end to end encryption in Gmail. Actually, you can achieve end to end encryption in Gmail using a tiny Chrome extension. The Chrome extension that lets you do that called Secure Mail for Gmail. The extension adds an additional option next to the Compose button in Gmail that you can use to write an encrypted email. The extension uses a password, specified by you to encrypt the body of the email.
After you send the encrypted mail to any of your recipient, then there is also same extension is required at the recipient end in order to decrypt the email. Now, go through the following text for more details about the topic.
How To Use End To End Encryption In Gmail?
Now, you know what you actually have to do in order to use end to end encryption in Gmail. So, hurry up and install Secure Mail for Gmail in your Chrome browser. If you are interested in the coding part of the extension, then here’s the GitHub repository of Secure Mail for Gmail.
Now, after adding the Secure Mail for Gmail in your Chrome browser, open Gmail and you will find a small lock icon next to the Compose button. Hit it and it will open up the Compose Mail windows as usual except the difference that it is secure mail’s window. Type your email, specify subject and hit the send button. Now, it will ask you to enter a password that will decrypt the message on the other end.
Now, the mail that you have just send, will enter in the Google servers in encrypted form. And when the recipient will receive it, he will have to decrypt it first in order to see the original message. And the decryption process also requires Secure Mail for Gmail installed on the recipient end.
Secure Mail for Gmail Chrome extension makes it quite easy to use end to end encryption in Gmail. If you are more concern over your privacy while using the internet, then you should use things like this. Secure Mail for Gmail makes your emails more secure and if someone tries to see your sent emails, then he will only see the un-understandable messages.