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Package and Sign allows you to share your database with others and send a digital signature with it. E-mailing a database can be risky. Macros are a known method of transmitted viruses. If you need to e-mail yours, you should package it and apply your authentic digital signature, so that the recipient knows it's safe to open. To do that, go to the Backstage view by clicking on the File tab and then down to Save & Publish. Click on Package and Sign, and then Save As. It will show you your digital signature, and click OK, and it will now ask you to save it.
Go to the folder where you want to keep the file, change the name if needed, and then click Create. Now if I go to Outlook and create a new message, I can attach that file, and I can see, right here in my File List, that it has a different icon. It has a little ribbon on it indicating that it's been secured, and the extension is a little bit different. So instead of an Access DB, for database, it's an Access DC, for Digital Certificate, and then I can simply address the message and send it.
Applying a digital signature to your file before you share it will demonstrate that it comes from an authentic source and is not spam.
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