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MathewGeorge_YahR7B622
Jun 05, 2013

How to protect and lock a PDF with password before sending through email?

Is there any way to password protect and lock a sensitive PDF file before sending as an attachment through email? I cannot afford Adobe acrobat pro and free primopdf didn’t work for me as well. Any help will be appreciated!

autumn87
10/15/2014
I was stuck in a fairly similar situation. I was also looking for something to password-protect my PDF document that I wanted to share with a small group of people. The tutorial/guide http://www.mypdfsolutions.com/how-to-protect-lock-pdf-file.html mentioned by the user "hancockt" helped me password-protect my pdf document. This small utility is very useful. I wasn't willing to buy Acrobat for this small task.

Note: One should encrypt PDF file with both open and permission password because there are many tools available on the internet to remove permission password.
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yakioto
09/03/2014

Recommend to use sfletter.com. It is a free email service with an option to protect PDF and JPEG files.

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macjone
03/17/2014

I would not recommend online services in case if you want to password-protect your sensitive or confidential PDF files from reading as it would not be a smart thing to upload your sensitive PDF files over these unknown third-party servers.

 

if you have Microsoft Word 2013, follow the procedure on

www.howtogeek.com/124824/how-to-password-protect-pdf-files-in-word-2013/.

 

 

 

 

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Laura P. Núñez
03/10/2014

i am using a free file encryption Prot-On, encrypt and decide who and when can access your documents.

 

You can try it http://www.prot-on.com

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Christine Williams
08/29/2013

You can try PDF unlocker software will help to unlock sensitive PDF File restriction.

 

Visit more information: http://www.adobe.pdf-unlocker.com/

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krishnakantj
08/27/2013

@Methew 

 

Can you please share your soluton. As i am also trying to make PDF password protected in SAP.

 

Please share you solution if it can help me ..

 

thanking you in advance.

jimlynch
06/16/2013
This article might be of use to you:

How to Lock PDF Files
http://www.ehow.com/how_5875867_lock-pdf-files.html
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memenka
06/08/2013

I would like to add one more thing, one should protect PDF file with user or open as owner password is pretty much easy to crack.  

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hancockt
06/07/2013

You can ZIP the PDF file and protect the ZIP file. You can also try programs like NitroPDF and PDF Encrypt ( http://www.mypdfsolutions.com/how-to-protect-lock-pdf-file.html ) to set the password protection to your PDF file without Acrobat.

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MathewGeorge_YahR7B622
06/13/2013

Sorry for the delayed responce. Well it did the job for me. Program is good and it can password protect and lock a PDF file. Hope it's a strong protection which cannot be cracked. Thanks! 

autumn87
10/15/2014

Thanks mate, it is very useful.
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bcastle
06/06/2013

You can use Adobe Acrobat IX to password protect PDFs if you use Outlook. Not sure if it will do the same for non-Office applications though.

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MathewGeorge_YahR7B622
06/13/2013

Thanks for the reply!

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