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TBP - Password

Is there anyway to set up Thunderbird where you can't read existing mail that is in the program with out the password being entered.

Basically, when I click on TBP, I had it set to where I had to enter my password every time I opened Thunderbird. Earlier I was wondering what happens if you click on cancel and you don't enter the password, could someone still read the existing email that has already been downloaded. I found out that it doesn't block you from see current email, it just won't download new email.


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Joined: 2008-11-06 12:23
check worked 4 me
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Joined: 2007-12-17 05:43
Short answer is no

Since tbird stores its email unencrypted on the disk (or flash drive) it will always be possible to open the email database files in a text editor and extract the text.

If you're worried from a security r confidentiality perspective, then the only sensible solution would be to store it on an encrypted drive. Personally I have a 4Gb Truecrypt container on my 8Gb flash drive, in which I store all the confidential stuff, and I only store non-sensitive data in the rest of the drive.

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