Encrypting files is not just for super-Geeks or James Bond types. You can easily keep prying eyes out of your personal business by encrypting your folders/files using a simple and free compression program.
But going to all this trouble to encrypt your files is defeated if you give your password away to any would-be snoopers. NEVER email the password of this encrypted Zip file. If you absolutely HAVE to share your password, the best way to safe-guard your secrecy is to actually call them or make physical contact with the person.
Oh, and don’t forget your password.
And just in case you never used a compression program, 7-Zip can make your collection of files/folders smaller for easy storage online or attaching to an email.