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Submission + - Password protected emails 1

DeanLearner writes: I've been asked to look into whether it's possible to password protect an email so that a password has to be entered to read the content. Ideally, the recipient (members of the public; so varying computer skills) will not have to modify their email client at all to perform this.

The most popular solution googling seems to show is, attach a password protected document and go from there, but I'd like to avoid this as it relies on the recipient having certain document reading software.

My suggested solution was to email them a link to our website, once the password (which is told over the phone) is correctly entered, the message is shown. But the powers that be are keen to avoid this if possible.

Personally, I can't see anything easier/quicker than my solution, but if anyone out there thinks otherwise, please let me know.

Comment Maybe it's just me? (Score 1) 301

isn't this just a case of the executives saying "tell me stuff." in as vague a way as that? It sounds like I am employed in a similar way to you, but when I was asked this type of request I basically dismissed it. Maybe it's just me, but it seems kind of rude for someone to ask such a vague question. Soon after I started I had an exchange that was kind of like this.. Hi, we want reports that show which employees are good. How do you measure good? Well, employees that start work on time and are efficient with their calls. How do you measure call efficiency? blah blah blah. This went on until the person I was working with was specific about each measure. That's how things go now.

Comment Yes and no and stuff (Score 1) 404

Anyone from the UK see the recent episode of Gameswipe? Dara O Briain had a rant where he discussed why he should be made to work to earn the game content when he's bought it. He used the analogy "When you finish reading a chapter in a book, you aren't made to prove your understanding of it before you can move to the next one. It's my book, if I want to go to the last page, I can. Why can't I do that in a game?" (or words to that effect). It seems like a fair point, so you should have the choice about the game you play. In my opinion though, I hate games that level up with me. I like the thought of an area in a game that will kick my arse because I am clearly not ready and at the same time, being able to go back to an 'early' area and kick them about if need be. This is why I found Oblivion quite a repetitive experience of a game.

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