"Bigporkrind" <Bigporkrind@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Hi, I just set up Windows Mail for my wife to use on our new computer. I
> the email to be pretty secure. We want it to require a password to see any
> emails, old or new, is that possible? The way it is now it asks for a
> password but if you hit cancel it still displays all the old email. This
> work because she has confidential client info on here. Thanks for your
If you need security that can shield you from liability, you won't get it
from Windows Mail.
Instead, consider something like an Exchange Server and Outlook combination,
perhaps using OWA (Outlook Web Access). There are people who resell
Exchange server accounts, you don't have to set it up or maintain it
yourself. If you need to migrate from another mail server, have it forward
to the Exchange account, give it good passwords, change them regularly, and
don't access it via POP, which would download the messages.
Then there is the issue of backups, which themselves must be securely stored
(a safe deposit box is often acceptable).
The bottom line is that the features you seem to need are not free, and do
require diligence on your part.