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Old 09-03-2004, 02:30 PM   #1
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Password for different profiles in mozilla

Ok, probably not exactly the best place to ask this, but still.

I have a windows 2000 with Mozilla installed. I use mozilla for everything, browsing, e-mail, etc. The only problem I still have is that I can't seem to find a way to protect my profile with a password.

Now, If I were using Linux I wouldn't really worry, I know many ways to work arround this problem... but still, I tried to find a mozilla-based answer (say) on my Linux system, but I couldnt.

The thing is this: I have my e-mail files, and all my passwords stored by mozilla. And, recently, another person started using this computer. Now, I found out with great displeasure that he was reading my e-mail. I don't really care, since it's mostly e-mails from multiple linux mailing-lists (LUGs and stuff), but it's still a little annoying. So I decided to create another profile as standard, and set a password to protect mine... Here lies the problem...

I can't find a way to set a password to my mozilla profile. Anybody has any experience with this???

Thank you very much.

(I have the same problem on both, windows and Linux... so I'd rather find a solution that works for both OSs. Meaning: something that mozilla itself can do, not loging in as a different user. THX)

Old 09-03-2004, 02:37 PM   #2
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You can't protect your files but both operating systems support filesystem permissions - use those instead.
Old 09-06-2004, 01:36 PM   #3
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I know Linux does, but Windows requires NTFS, and I have the filesystems on FAT32. Anyway... that wouldn't work either... I don't want to change users every time... Thanks anyway... I'll search for another program.
Old 06-10-2005, 05:19 PM   #4
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When you make a new account in Thunderbird, it asks you for your username and password, when you write it in make sure you un-check-mark the thing that says something like "enable logging in without putting in the password" or something like that.
Hope that helps.

By the way I live in Paraguay to. Where do you live? I live in Tres Palmas, close to Campo9, Sommerfeld, Bergthal. It's about 4 hours drive to Asuncion and 2-3 hour drive to Ciudad del Este. I'm born Canadian, moved to Py soon after with my parents. You are the fist person I've seen thats from Py.


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