Do you want to send some self-destructing private messages or emails to someone who want to read. Normal messages and email will keep in the mailbox until it is deleted by someone. Till the time anyone can open, read and can forward the messages or mails. If it contains some private information or passwords of some secure accounts, the thing may be very difficult. Have you ever wanted to send some highly confidential details within your office environment, to family or friends, but afraid of hackers or people spying on you?  Don’t worry there are some cool apps and service available to do the task easily.


   There are different methods to encrypt and sending messages or mails. From web apps to mobile apps, the list is growing. Some online tools like Burn Note and Privnote may are very familiar to our readers. These tools create a temporary web page that auto-expires after it has been viewed once. Another tools is Dashlane, it send encrypted notes from the desktop and the recipient gets 30 minutes of reading time after the time the note will vanish forever.

Dashlane Courier

Sending Secret Self Destructing Emails


   In Burn Note you can start writing your message immediately. the interface is pretty simple, there is no formatting or pictures, only old-fashioned text. If you’re concerned about the security of Burn Note itself, you check out the Burn Note FAQ page.



   Privnote is a free web based service that allows you to send top secret notes over the internet. You can easily send notes that will self-destruct after being read, you can also provide instruction to notify you when your note gets read. One of the most interesting thing is that it is fast, easy, and requires no password or user registration at all. Just write your note, and you’ll get a link. Then you copy and paste that link into an email (or instant message) that you send to the person who you want to read the note. When that person clicks the link for the first time, they will see the note in their browser and the note will automatically self-destruct. This ensures no one (even that very same person) can read the note again and the link won’t work anymore. As mentioned earlier, you can optionally choose to be notified when your note is read by leaving your email and a reference for the note.


Destructingmessage is a free service which enables you to send self-destructing message to someone. Once the message read by the user then they will no longer be able to read it again after the timer has reached zero. This will ensure your message is read by no one but the reader and all evidence of the message is erased. Messages are also anonymous unless you add any identifiable information to your message.



    You don’t worry about the text messages that you send to someone, let awkward notes to "self-destruct" shortly after being read.



    TMWSD is a secure messaging service. Messages sent are encrypted, securely transferred, and automatically deleted when they are retrieved.


Encrypted email providers

There are some encrypted email services are there. Some may charge a normal fee for the feature rich options.


   Hushmail, is one of the most known encrypted email provider. All you need is a Hushmail account, all of your email is stored in encrypted form and decrypted with your password when you log in. Email sent between Hushmail users is encrypted and decrypted automatically.



   VaultletMail, is not an online app, it is a desktop program. If both users are using VaultletMail accounts, email messages are fully encrypted in transmission.



   Enigmail is a security extension to Mozilla Thunderbird and Seamonkey. It enables you to write and receive email messages signed and/or encrypted with the OpenPGP standard.

Enigmail box

Mobile APPS


  Wickr, is a free application that available in the iPhone app store aims to encrypt text, picture and video messages to prevent their interception by anyone in the middle. According to them it offers military-grade encryption of text, picture, audio and video messages, and also provides sender-based controls like, who can read messages, where and for how long.


Linux Apps

   Now apps available in the Linux space. Evolution, is the default email client for the GNOME desktop and is a very capable to Thunderbird. To sign and encrypt your email, you will need to create your own key set. In addition to encryption, Evolution provides integrated mail, address book and calendaring functionality to users of the GNOME desktop.


  There are a plenty of apps available for creating self-destructing messages, including Snapchat, Tigertext, etc.. Alternate option is, you can use some file encryption tools to encrypt files and send to someone the encrypted messages and files as email attachments, which your recipient can decrypt using the same tool.

    What you think about this email encryption, message self-destructing tools? Is it really helpful in decrypting highly confidential details like password, details of accounts, etc..? Which technique you are using to send confidential files?


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