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How do you put a password on Windows Mail?

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Bigporkrind

#1
Hi, I just set up Windows Mail for my wife to use on our new computer. I need
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 wont
work because she has confidential client info on here. Thanks for your help!
 
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Richard in AZ

#2
"Bigporkrind" <Bigporkrind@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:44F49A40-D573-432E-BCB7-DB96119A0702@xxxxxx

> Hi, I just set up Windows Mail for my wife to use on our new computer. I need
> 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 wont
> work because she has confidential client info on here. Thanks for your help!

If you are looking to protect confidential client info, you should be using encrypted transmission and a very secure log-on.
Maybe even remove all messages to an encrypted flash drive as soon as they come in.

email has all the privacy of a post card.
 
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Patrick Keenan

#3
"Bigporkrind" <Bigporkrind@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:44F49A40-D573-432E-BCB7-DB96119A0702@xxxxxx

> Hi, I just set up Windows Mail for my wife to use on our new computer. I
> need
> 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
> wont
> work because she has confidential client info on here. Thanks for your
> help!
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.

HTH
-pk
 
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Gary VanderMolen

#4
You have to use a Windows user password.
When she is done using the computer, press Ctrl+L, which logs out her
Windows log-in.

--
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


"Bigporkrind" <Bigporkrind@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:44F49A40-D573-432E-BCB7-DB96119A0702@xxxxxx

> Hi, I just set up Windows Mail for my wife to use on our new computer. I need
> 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 wont
> work because she has confidential client info on here. Thanks for your help!
 
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Gary VanderMolen

#5
Oops, that should be Windows key + L.

--
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


"Gary VanderMolen" <gary@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:ebZhAbl6JHA.4864@xxxxxx
You have to use a Windows user password.
When she is done using the computer, press Ctrl+L, which logs out her
Windows log-in.

--
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


"Bigporkrind" <Bigporkrind@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:44F49A40-D573-432E-BCB7-DB96119A0702@xxxxxx

> Hi, I just set up Windows Mail for my wife to use on our new computer. I need
> 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 wont
> work because she has confidential client info on here. Thanks for your help!