On Sun, 4 May 2008 17:05:58 +0200, mynetx [Messenger Plus!] wrote:
> "N. Miller" <anonymous@xxxxxx> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
>> On Sun, 4 May 2008 15:39:40 +0200, mynetx [Messenger Plus!] wrote:
>>> For using 2 different email accounts in Windows Live Mail, you will have
>>> set up a second user account within your operating system as Windows Live
>>> Mail does not support identities anymore, like Outlook Express did.
>> Odd. I have three Windows Live Hotmail accounts set up in Windows Live
>> Mail. Assuming that you don't mind if multiple users can access each
>> other's email messages.
>> You only need separate OS user accounts if you intend to provide security
>> of user data against viewing by other users; and, in that case, you *need*
>> to set up each user with a password protected Limited User Account. Giving
>> all users full administrative rights, and no passwords, defeats the purpose
>> of separate user accounts.
> Sure, adding multiple email accounts is possible, but not as for separated
> from being able to read the other ones.
Read my response again, please. Where I said, "You only need separate OS
user accounts if you intend to provide security of user data against viewing
by other users...". What this means is, if you don't want your Significant
other to read your email, you need to set up a separate, password protected
OS account. This is because WLM has dropped the MSOE concept of the
For reasons unclear to me, people think that the MSOE Identity provides
security for each account in a separate Identity; it does not. On Windows 9x
systems, there was no way, even with MSOE Identities, to lock oth users out
of your MSOE account data. All another user had to do was execute the
"Import" command from within his MSOE Identity, point it to your message
store, and suck in all of your email.
Even with MSOE Identities, the ***ONLY*** way to secure account data against
snooping was a file system security which Windows 9x lacks. With Windows XP
and Windows Vista, you can set up LUAs, with password protection. When you
log off your LUA, nobody can access your user data without your password.
If you must share a common login with other users, you need to understand:
Everybody who has access to that account, has access to the file system for
that account. The fill system permissions are set according to the user who
is logged in, per the OS permissions. I know of no applications with
independent user security. If I can read the disk, I can read the files on
the disk. If I have the file system permissions of the account I am using,
you won't be able to hide Jack from me.
> And, using Messenger Plus! Live, Messenger WILL allow to sign in with 2
> accounts simultaneously on one machine.
Messenger Plus! Live is not a Microsoft product. Windows Live Messenger, the
Microsoft Product, will only permit one Live account log in per instance.
In any case, if you are using a single Windows XP, or Windows Vista user
account for multiple users, you can't secure the file system against access
by the users logged in with that account. All users in that account have
access to the file system per that account file system permissions.
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