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How to Encrypt a PDF File for Email

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2022-09-06 10:19:44 • Filed to: How-To-Windows • Proven solutions

Sending a PDF file or just any other file via email without encryption exposes it to security and privacy risks. Although you cannot guarantee absolute security or privacy on the internet space, at least password encryption will fortify your file security as you exchange. There are scores of people out there looking for how to encrypt a PDF file for email. Luckily, this article can help you.

How to Encrypt a PDF File for Email

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Step 1. Open PDF File

Run PDFelement on your PC to display the primary window. From the icons displayed, hit the “Open files” icon to enter the file directory window. Browse for the PDF file for the email that you want to encrypt. When you find it, select and click “Open” to upload it to the PDFelement window.

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Step 2. Encrypt PDF for Email

When the uploaded PDF loads, navigate to the toolbar and click the “Protect” tab. Click the “Set Password” button from the sub-menu and the program will immediately display the “Security” dialog box. Here, you can insert an open password or permission password, or both. To encrypt your document with an open password, tick the “Open Password” checkbox and enter the desired password in the open password field. To set a permission password, check the “Permission Password” checkbox so that the password field becomes active. Enter the password in the respective field, select “Print Permission”, and “Changes Permission”. When you are satisfied with the changes made, click the “Save” button to trigger the program to encrypt your PDF for email.

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Step 3. Save PDF with Password

When the program has encrypted your PDF with a password, you need to save the changes to reflect on the document. Go to the “File” menu and select “Save” from the submenu.

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Step 4. Share Encrypt PDF by Email

Now that you have saved the changes, you can email an encrypted PDF to the target recipient. Simply click the “Email” icon at the top of the window then fill in the follow the instructions from the email wizard to send the encrypted PDF to the target recipient.

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