Recognizing the importance of email communications, and the need to secure communications containing confidential information, Mechanics Bank offers a secure channel for exchanging confidential information via the Internet. Mechanics Bank Secure Mail, a two-way email encryption solution, eliminates the need for specialized software or the complicated "key exchange" process. All you need is an Internet connection, a web browser that supports 128-bit SSL encryption, and a Mechanics Bank Secure Mail account.
Why Use Secure Mail
By itself, Internet email is an insecure communications channel. Messages sent via standard Internet email travel in "plain text" and cross many networks before reaching their final destination. As a result, an opportunity exists for prying eyes to eavesdrop on email messages as they traverse these various networks. Since confidentiality cannot be guaranteed, standard Internet email should not be used to exchange sensitive or private information such as social security numbers, bank account numbers, financial statements, etc.
How Mechanics Bank Secure Mail Works
When we send you a secure email message, the message is sent to a secure data center where it will be held for you to retrieve. At the same time, a notification message is sent to you to inform you that a Mechanics Bank Secure Mail message is waiting to be retrieved. The notification message will contain a link to a secure web site. Simply click on the link, log into the secure web site, and retrieve your message.
Create Your Account
The first time you use Mechanics Bank Secure Mail, you will be prompted to create an account. You will need to supply your email address and password to establish your account. You will use this password each time you log into Mechanics Bank Secure Mail. A confirmation message will be sent to the email address you entered. You will need to click the link in the confirmation email to complete the account set up process. You can now begin using your Mechanics Bank Secure Mail account.
Sending a Secure Mail
To send a Mechanics Bank Secure Mail message to any Mechanics Bank email address, click on any Mechanics Bank Secure Mail link on the Bank's web site. You will be taken to the login screen where you will be prompted to enter your email address and password that you established. Once logged in, you can create a new Mechanics Bank Secure Mail message by clicking on the "Compose" tab.
Retrieving a Secure Mail
When the Bank sends you a secure email message, you will receive a notification message via standard Internet email. Click the link contained in the notification message to be taken to the login screen where you will be prompted to enter your email address and password that you established. Once logged in, you can read your Mechanics Bank Secure Mail, download it to your computer, or send a secure reply message.
Mechanics Bank Secure Mail Login
To access our Mechanics Bank Secure Mail application, please click on the link below to create your Secure Mail account or to log in.