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Encrypted Mail Information

Regular email is NOT a private conversation. 

It is fairly easy for others to intercept and read regular email. And only 1% of business email is in any way encrypted against interception by outside parties. While the companies are mandated to achieve a higher level of protection, the larger issue is that secure email is simply a smarter way to do business. In addition to the obvious benefits of confidentiality, secure email increases efficiencies by allowing the electronic transfer of sensitive information that has typically required manual delivery.

Encrypting email is easy.

The key is finding the right partner for email encryption, which can be complicated and costly. The people at ZixCorp™ have worked with us to develop our email encryption service. Their solutions were tailored to fit our customers’ needs, implementation was fast, and disruption to your and our operations is minimal. Together, we developed an approach that protects our entire community of interest — our employees, our customers, and our business partners.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Email Encryption?

Email Encryption is the process of transforming the content of emails using an algorithm (called a cipher) to make it unreadable to anyone except those with the ability to decrypt it, usually with a “key.”

Why is Bristol County Savings Bank encrypting email?

With the development of federal laws like the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act and recent state privacy laws, it is important that all communications containing personally-identifiable financial and health information be encrypted. To help implement these important and practical security measures, we are using email encryption to protect our email communications.

How do I open an encrypted email I received from Bristol County Savings Bank?

If you or your company are a ZixCorp customer, you will receive the email directly in your email inbox, just like any other email. If you are not a ZixCorp customer, then you will receive an email from us with a link to our secure email portal.

Click on the link in the email, which will connect you to our secure message center. There you can register a private password to receive and reply to our secure messages.

How do I send an encrypted email to someone at Bristol County Savings Bank?

Create your own secure mailbox which can be used for secure communications between you and any Bristol County Savings Bank employee.