Password protecting Thunderbird

  Halmer 16:20 17 Mar 2007
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How do I set up Thunderbird so that a password is required to access new mails please?

  SANTOS7 16:26 17 Mar 2007

To password-protect your e-mail account information in Portable Thunderbird, select Tools, Options, click the Advanced icon, expand the Saved Passwords section, and click Master Password. In the next dialog box, check Use a master password to encrypt stored passwords and then click Change Password. Enter your password in the provided fields and click OK twice, good luck..

  Halmer 16:29 17 Mar 2007

I did that but it still seems to download e-mails without asking for a password. Sorry if I'm being a bit thick.

  SANTOS7 16:34 17 Mar 2007

click here

try this..

  Halmer 16:38 17 Mar 2007

The master password is meant to protect your stored passwords, not your profile. If you configure one it will prompt the user for a master password when they run Thunderbird.

but it doesn't for some reason!

Thunderbird simply loads and downloads messages which can be read by anyone.

  Bill Baker 18:42 17 Mar 2007

Try this extension.
click here

  Clinker 06:50 28 May 2007

I have three e mail addresses in Outlokk all with the same password.

When I set up Thunderbird, it keeps asking for a password for the other two but will not accept this password.

I have tried the master password set up but this does not seem to help.

Any ideas please?

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