Confidentiality is the bedrock of the attorney-client relationship. However, this privilege is at risk during the routine transmission of an electronic communication. Email encryption reduces this risk. Email encryption obscures the content of the email in order to prevent people other than the sender and the receptor from reading the content. Additionally some encryption programs will provide proof that the document was received and disable the forwarding option so that the message cannot be forwarded. Increased availability and affordability make encryption an accessible option for safeguarding attorney/client privilege.