Why we all need email encryption

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We are using email more than ever. Over 300 billion emails are sent and received every day. Of course, many of these emails are spam and many are marketing.

But a good few billion emails every day are important and contain personal information such as statements, receipts, reports, quotations, invoices, passwords, bank details, personal details, identity documents which we would previously have sent or received in the form of paper letters.

But personal email accounts are not private. Personal email is provided free of charge by companies who collect and use your data.

The other problem is that personal email is not particularly secure. Even if you take the time and effort to ensure you have all the correct security settings, what about the person at the other end? How do you know whether their account has been hacked?

That’s where email encryption comes in, keeping emails private so that they can be read only by you and the person you send them to.

Before StayPrivate, email encryption solutions were, frankly, a bit of a pain. They were inconvenient to use, did not work with your current email account, and often required specialist skills to set up properly.

No more!

StayPrivate is encrypted email for everyone. Get started at stayprivate.com or use one of the links below.

The StayPrivate Team


PS – This is a problem for businesses as much as it is for individuals. Remarkably, personal email accounts are involved in around 70% of successful cyberattacks on businesses: according to the UK Government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2022, phishing remains by far the most common form of attack (83%) on businesses. And around 90% of these attacks come from personal email domains, such as Gmail.

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