Mozilla Thunderbird

May 31, 2009 at 21:09:58
Specs: XP, Quad Core Intel
Mozilla Thunderbird Users..

I have installed Thunderbird.
I use a password and Master Password to access the Client.
I believe no one can use my Thunderbird,
I start the Thunderbird and the password box is on screen.
I click the red close X three times without any password entered and it lets me in to the program. I am then able to check all mail !!!

THIS IS NOT SUPPOSED TO DO THIS..
MEANS ANYONE CAN CHECK THE MAIL WITHOUT ENETERING A PASSWORD..
THE PASSWORD SHOULD STOP THE PROGRAM FROM SHOWING ANY OF THE FOLDERS..YET THEY ARE ACCESSIBLE..BY ANYONE

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS...??

I THOUGHT THE EMAIL CLIENT WAS SECURE !!!

PS.. I have sent feed back to Mozilla with the above..so hopefully no one will suggest that..LOL

Cheers All and Thanks in advance to all who reply


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#1
May 31, 2009 at 23:00:09
http://www.mozilla.org/support/thun...

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/...
... got brain freeze


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#2
June 1, 2009 at 05:25:18
No email client is 100% secure.

"THIS IS NOT SUPPOSED TO DO THIS..
MEANS ANYONE CAN CHECK THE MAIL WITHOUT ENETERING A PASSWORD..
THE PASSWORD SHOULD STOP THE PROGRAM FROM SHOWING ANY OF THE FOLDERS..YET THEY ARE ACCESSIBLE..BY ANYONE "

No need to SCREAM!!!

The password will only prevent the downloading of new emails. It won't prevent someone from seeing the content of the mailboxes that already contain email.

Your Thunderbird profile should be stored under your Windows user profile. So, nobody else should be able to see those folders but you.. Unless of course you have a shared logon.

EEOC


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#3
June 1, 2009 at 08:18:40
Why would an email client be secure when email themselves are far from secure? What are you trying to achieve here?

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