I can’t give enough praise to those coders who create what seems to be a simple application that just works.
In this case I am referring to fSekrit, a standalone app that you can use to create and encrypt. After you save the text file, it includes the application. So the receiver simply clicks on the exe file you sent, type in the passphrase and bingo you can now read and edit the text file.
I already tested it with a customer where we had to send our router configuration to a vendor. We pasted the configuration into this application and when the vendor received it they simply clicked on it, typed in the passphrase and could see the configuration. Very cool.
The only snag we ran into was that the vendor’s email system blocked the exe file by default, but we quickly worked around that.