Want to set up password in Thunderbird email programme!

  exbrum 15 Nov 11
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Hello, I have been using Thunderbird (tb)for a while now and would like to set up a password to use when first launching the programme. I find there is a 'Master password' facility to set up but not sure if this is what I am looking for?

If I set this up then will I be prompted to enter this whenever I launch the tb programme?

Regards.

  natdoor 16 Nov 11
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Based on a short test, if you enter a master password TB will open but it will be necessary to enter the master password before being able to download e-mails. It will open with whatever page was last selected, such as Inbox, and one can use ll facilities, including writing and sending e-mails without entering the master password. So it may not meet your needs.

  recap 16 Nov 11

Try the following:

Go to tools, then options, and click the privacy tab. Go to the passwords tab, and click "Edit Saved Passwords." If you have an account under the "saved passwords" tab, click it to highlight it, then click "remove."

Thunderbird should then prompt you for your password.

  exbrum 16 Nov 11

Thank you both for your replies. It would appear that the 'master password' isn't really what I am looking for. I did manage to find bits of information here and there but it is more or less what you have said so I think I shall give that one a miss.

There was a thread on one of the mozilla forums where a few people were asking for a proper password facility for TB but was pointed out to them that the operating systems own log in facility should be adequate enough for logging on and off your pc! Maybe there will be one in a future release of TB, who knows.

  exbrum 16 Nov 11

Thank you both for your replies. It would appear that the 'master password' isn't really what I am looking for. I did manage to find bits of information here and there but it is more or less what you have said so I think I shall give that one a miss.

There was a thread on one of the mozilla forums where a few people were asking for a proper password facility for TB but was pointed out to them that the operating systems own log in facility should be adequate enough for logging on and off your pc! Maybe there will be one in a future release of TB, who knows.

  exbrum 16 Nov 11

Thank you both for your replies. It would appear that the 'master password' isn't really what I am looking for. I did manage to find bits of information here and there but it is more or less what you have said so I think I shall give that one a miss.

There was a thread on one of the mozilla forums where a few people were asking for a proper password facility for TB but was pointed out to them that the operating systems own log in facility should be adequate enough for logging on and off your pc! Maybe there will be one in a future release of TB, who knows.

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