1 Sep 2014

Encrypting Databases with eM Client

Many eM Client users turn to us seeking information on how they can encrypt their databases. As much as we would love to offer this feature, we don't. And that's because it's already included in your Windows, as long as you are a Pro or Enterprise Windows owner. So if you fulfill this requirement, we can show you how to encrypt your database.

Why Would You Want to Encrypt

Encryption ensures the information you have in your databases is unrecognizable to hackers. No one will be able to steal personal information. This is highly important as hackers become more intelligent at infiltrating email databases to search for social security numbers and bank account information.

What You Have to Do

eM Client doesn't include encryption as one of its features because it's not needed. Windows takes care of that. All you have to do is go to the database you want encrypted (default database location is "C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Roaming\eM Client" where xxxxx is the user name), right click on it, and click properties. In the properties window, click on Advanced and then click on encrypt the folder. That's it! You can now breathe a sigh of relief that your folder is encrypted and not susceptible to hackers.

Windows Home Users

Unfortunately, users of the home version of Windows will not be able to encrypt their folders using this method.

For those with further questions about encryption, please go to our support page at www.emclient.com/support. We aim to provide the very best support to our eM Client users.