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Old 09-29-2010, 01:30 AM   #1
linuxlover.chaitanya
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Password protect thunderbird directory.


Hello all,
Using Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 LTS and Thunderbird 3.0.8 for emailing. I have seen some people around using Outlook who password protect the directory containing the pst file or the file itself. This will protect the downloaded emails from opening as well. Is there something like this for Thunderbird so that I can put a password for the directory where all the mails reside and when I open Thunderbird, I issue a password which will allow it to open the files.
Like another level of security for my emails?
 
Old 09-29-2010, 01:42 AM   #2
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Never mind. Got an add on for Thunderbird that acts a lot like the same. Though it does not password protect the file, it does not open thunderbird itself unless the master password is supplied. So this does provide some sort of security in other means. But I still would like to know if I can protect the directory so that the data from the directory is made safe as well.
 
Old 09-29-2010, 01:49 AM   #3
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Hi,

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Open the Mozilla Thunderbird email program. Click "Tools" in the options bar at the top of the screen. Select "Options" in Windows, or "Preferences" in Mac OS X and Linux, from the drop-down menu. Open the "Advanced Options" panel.
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Select the "General" tab. Click on the "Config Editor" option. A list of preferences and a search bar are displayed.
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Double-click the "mail.password_protect_local_cache" preference to enable you to change the assigned value. Change the value to "True."
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Close the Mozilla Thunderbird email program to allow the program to refresh and for your changes to take effect.
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Reopen the Mozilla Thunderbird email program. Your password protection is now enabled for use.
 
  


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