Frequently Asked Questions

Warum werden auf meiner Rechnung trotz Mehrwertsteuersenkung 19% ausgewiesen?

Bei Subskriptionen handelt es sich um sogenannte "Dauerleistungen".
Der Mehrwertsteuersatz für Positionen mit einem Leistungszeitraum (sog. Dauerleistungen) hängt vom Ende des Leistungszeitraums ab, nicht vom Rechnungsdatum. 

Schließen Sie also beispielsweise am 02.07.2020 einen Cryptshare.express Jahresvertrag (Subskription) ab, und die Mehrwertsteuer wird am 01.01.2021 wieder auf 19% angehoben, fällt das Leistungsende in die Periode von 19 % MwSt. Dadurch werden 19% fällig.

Sofern das Ende Ihres bestehenden Vertrages zwischen 01.07.2020 und 01.01.2021 liegt, werden bei monatlichem Zahlungsintervall bereits heute 16% ausgewiesen. Bei jährlichem Zahlungsintervall erhalten Sie am Ende der Vertragslaufzeit eine Gutschrift über die zuviel bezahlte Mehrwertsteuer, anteilig vom 01.07.2020 bis zum Enddatum Ihres Vertrages.

What is Cryptshare.express?

Cryptshare.express is a Secure Transport Service for your most critical business data in motion. Whether it’s large x-ray images or sensitive financial documents, with Cryptshare.express you can start your secure communication in just a few minutes thanks to maximum user-friendliness and minimal IT requirements. More than 18 years of experience in email security and the transfer of large files distilled into a few simple steps.

Learn more about Cryptshare.express on our homepage.

How much does it cost?

A total of €60 per year and user if you pay the entire term in advance.
A total of €96 per year and user if you want to pay monthly instalments of €8.

Learn more on our pricing page.

How does it work?

You can use Cryptshare.express in two ways:

With our web application https://webapp.cryptshare.express (or https://nl.cryptshare.express for Dutch users), you can send secure messages and large files directly from your browser. If you want to work with Outlook as usual, our Outlook Add-In offers a simple and convenient solution.

Further information and detailed instructions can be found in our User Guide.

In which countries is Cryptshare.exress available?

Today, users from Germany, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom can sign up and order directly on www.cryptshare.express. Users from Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia can order on https://cryptshare.atea.lt/ since April 2020.

What payment options are available?

In Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands, we accept payment by direct debit and credit card. In other countries, we currently only accept payment by credit card. We accept VISA and MasterCard.

What does "per user" mean?

A user consists of first name, last name and an email address. Only individual mailboxes are permitted for creating email users. The use of collective mailboxes is not permitted. Please also read our Terms of Use.

Where can I find legal information?

Details on imprint, data protection, privacy, terms of use, and general terms and conditions can be found here.

Is there a free trial version of Cryptshare.express?

No, we do not offer a trial version for Cryptshare.express. However, you can access the Cryptshare demo system at any time. In terms of functionality, it is almost identical to Cryptshare.express.

How do I sign up?

Please click on "Sign Up" on the welcome page or on the navigation at the bottom of the page, and then fill out the form. After you have created your business account, you can create your first user. A short introduction can be found in our Quick Start Guide and a detailed description in our User Guide.

Where can I find downloads?

You can download the browser integrationand the Cryptshare.express add-in for Outlook here.

How do I install the Outlook Add-in?

Simply download the installer, then run it and follow the installation programme. Detailed instructions can be found in our User Guide.

I have registered. Why can I not send mails?

  • In addition to the actual business account that you use to manage your subscriptions, you can also create Cryptshare.express email users. To be able to use Cryptshare.express, you must have created at least one user.
  • If you have problems using Cryptshare.express, please send a support request by email and describe the problem in as much detail as you can. Our support staff will then contact you as soon as possible.

Where can I view my invoices?

Log in with your business account and navigate to "User Subscription". Then click on "Manage" and scroll down to the "Your Invoices" section under the relevant user. Here you can view the invoices for the user and download them as PDF files, if required.

Are your invoices & credit notes ZUGFeRD-compliant?

Yes, Cryptshare.express invoices, issued since 23.04.2020, comply with the ZUGFeRD Comfort 1.0 standard.

ZUGFeRD stands for Zentraler User Guide des Forums elektronische Rechnung Deutschland and is a uniform standard for Germany for the electronic transmission of invoice data. The aim of the standard is to standardize the exchange of information between companies and with public administration.

Do you offer an order data processing agreement (DPA)?

Yes, we do. You can download the latest version by logging into your business account and navigating to the "Business Account" tab. Here you can download a template as a PDF file at the bottom of the page.


Can I change the data of an existing email user?

No, it is not possible to change user data after successfully subscribing them.

How can I change payment data?

Log in with your business account and navigate to "User Management". Then click on "Manage" below the corresponding user. You will find the "Your Payment Data" section in the upper right corner. Here you can click on "Change" to change your payment method or enter new payment data. In case, that there is a saldo in your account, the payment will be triggert again.

How can I cancel subscriptions?

Log in with your business account and navigate to "User Management". Then click on "Manage" below the corresponding user and scroll down to the "Current subscription" section. Here you can cancel the Cryptshare.express subscription for the respective user by clicking on "Cancel subscription".

Is QUICK enabled in Cryptshare.express?

Quick is currently not included in Cryptshare.express. If this changes, all customers will of course be informed. However, if you still want to use our revolutionary QUICK technology, we recommend you to order our On-Premise version.

Can I recall/revoke transfers in Cryptshare.express?

Yes! Since the end of March 2020, the revoke is included in Cryptshare.express. It can be used exclusively in the Cryptshare.express Outlook AddIn at the moment.

Is it possible to increase the file size limit?

If you send and receive messages and files via Cryptshare.express, you can do this with files up to a maximum size of 2 GB.

However, if you want to send or receive files that exceed this limit, it would be wise to consider booking our on-premise version. With Cryptshare as on-premise variant you will not only get access to our revolutionary QUICK technology, but you will also be able to send and receive files without any size limit.

Is it possible to get longer retention-periods?

No - Via Cryptshare.express, transfers are stored securely and encrypted for 10 days before being deleted. Would you like longer storage times? Then book Cryptshare as on-premise variant today and benefit from our revolutionary QUICK technology, no size limits and longer retention periods.

Can I learn more about Cryptshare?

Where can I sign in/log in?

Cryptshare.express users do not need to log in anywhere.
They can simply call the web application or use the Outlook AddIn to use Cryptshare.express. Only business account holders want to log in from time to time to manage their contracts. Please click here to log in.