Originally Posted by Karl & Jackie
I emailed mine with credit card info. Haven't heard that it was wrong?
Hoping it won't be rejected!
OK, putting "Mr. Safety" hat on; so don't shoot the messenger.
While emailing credit card info might seem the safest thing in the world to do; it is fraught with risks.
1) NOT private
2) The sender loses control of what is sent, the minute you hit send.
3) MANY hands (some electronic and some not) can see your email.
4) Email stays on servers and can be subpoenaed years after it is sent.
5) Not private (did I say that before?)
IF you need to send sensitive (but unclassified) data through the email you SHOULD:
1) Use a compression software like ZIP to compress the data AND use password encoding. THEN in a separate email to the recipient provide the password.
2) Use WORD with a password to protect the file from being read. THEN in a separate email to the recipient provide the password.
3) Send 2 emails with partial information in each email. IE first 8 digits of card and month of expiration; then in a separate email to the recipient provide the last 8 digits and the expiration year.
You can walk barefoot all your life, but eventually you will step on a stone.