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If my e-mail is intercepted, can the bad guys just click on the SendNow link and download my file?

Jan 24, 2012 11:41 AM

Tags: #email #download #email_intercept #hackers

If my e-mail is intercepted, can the bad guys just click on the SendNow link and download my file?

 
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    Jan 24, 2012 12:07 PM   in reply to WMCPA44

    Hi!

    Moving your question to the SendNow forum.

    Dave

     
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  • David Kastendick
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    Jan 29, 2012 2:30 PM   in reply to WMCPA44

    Good day,

     

    With a paid subcription to SendNow, one of the features you have available to you is the ability to require sign in to download a file.  This means that in order to receive the file you're sending, they must log into the SendNow system with their Adobe ID.  This is another layer of security for your files. In the unlikely event that your recipient's email is intercepted, the 'bad guys' will need that person's Adobe ID credentials as well to access the file. 

     

    Please let us know if you have any questions!

     

    Kind regards,

    David

    Acrobat Community Manager

    Adobe Systems

     
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  • David Kastendick
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    Jan 29, 2012 2:38 PM   in reply to WMCPA44

    Good day,

     

    Sorry for the confusion.

     

    The recipient doesn't need to have a paid subscription.  Only the sender to utilize that feature.  The recipient needs only to have (or create if they don't have one) an Adobe ID and log into the SendNow application to receive the file.  As we offer a free version of SendNow to everyone, there's no cost to your recipient.

     

    Please let us know if you have any questions.

     

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    David

    Acrobat Community Manager

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  • David Kastendick
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    Jan 29, 2012 2:48 PM   in reply to WMCPA44

    Good day,

     

    If you're looking for information about the overall security Adobe uses for SendNow, you can find that information here: http://www.adobe.com/acom/systemreqs/

     

    The steps I outlined above are the only ones I can think of to address the scenario you put forth.  If there's a specific question I'm not addressing, please let me know and I'll try to do so.

     

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    David

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  • David Kastendick
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    Jan 29, 2012 2:50 PM   in reply to WMCPA44

    One other thing.

     

    In relation to your original question:

    WMCPA44 wrote:

     

    If my e-mail is intercepted, can the bad guys just click on the SendNow link and download my file?

     

    Yes.

     

    Unless you take the steps I suggested earlier.

     

    Kind regards,

    David

    Acrobat Community Manager

    Adobe Systems

     
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    Feb 11, 2012 11:00 PM   in reply to WMCPA44

    Yes, the overall security might be low, but I see a few advantages:

     

    Trust: personally I trust Adobe much more than Google, Microsoft, Dropbox or iCloud

    PAssword: as far as I understood, I can set a password to open files

    Logging: you can track every download of a file. at least you know that the bad guys are watching you

     

    In my eyes, this is the most trustworthy filesharing service on the web. Adobe has too much to loose.

     
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    Mar 5, 2012 1:04 PM   in reply to WMCPA44

    I'm amazed at how rude and ungrateful this "bucket of warm spit" guy is for a free service. If you don't like it, don't use it. If you want security, you were given a method. I'm a normal customer with no connection to Adobe, so permit me to say this -- Adobe owes you nothing. Have the courtesy to say thank you for a free service. Or enjoy the bucket of spit you'll get from other less reputable companies.

     

    Tam

     
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