Windows Mail Password

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by csm, Oct 7, 2007.

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    csm Guest

    Is there a way to set a password for Windows Mail that comes with Vista?
    Outlook Express had this feature so you could not log into a mail account if
    you set a password on that Identity. I see Windows Mail no longer has
    Identities, but do they have a Password feature? (not the password to get
    the POP mail, but a password to open the Mail application).

    csm, Oct 7, 2007
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  2. CSM

    The identities structure has been removed from Windows Mail. Your user
    account when you log onto Vista takes the place of the old indentities. Make
    sure you have a good, strong password on your user account.
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Oct 7, 2007
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    csm Guest

    So is there no way to set password on the email account itself? If I'm
    logged in to Vista, I still want to have my email protected.

    As alternate solution, is there a way I can load Outlook Express and use
    that rather than the Windows Mail?

    I can't believe they took away the password feature!

    csm, Oct 8, 2007
  4. Don't think of it as removing a feature. Rather, we are reworking
    applications so that all identity is tied to your user logon. Your email
    files and contact information are stored in a folder that only you have
    access to. Other user accounts on the system (with the exception of the
    administrator) don't have access to those folders. So you are getting
    equivalent protection, just without the unnecessary additional password
    Steve Riley [MSFT], Oct 8, 2007
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    csm Guest

    I do use the user account login features, and I still think that you should
    at least have the option for having a password for the email login. Just
    having the user login is not enough. If you are logged into your user
    account as you might be continually during the day, it is important that
    there is an extra layer of security to emails, as they often contain
    confidential information. Please review and add it back as an option. If
    people want it, they can use it, if people are happy with not setting it,
    then they can leave it open.

    Is there a way I can load Outlook Express to replace the Windows Mail so
    that I can get back this important feature?

    csm, Oct 8, 2007
  6. Csm

    You already have enough layers, don't you?

    You have your user account login password to get into the system and you
    also have the email account password. If you want to require a password in
    Windows Mail, just leave the password blank in the your email account
    configuration. This will force a prompt each time you want to check your
    email. The only way anyone could possibly access your email files would be
    if you logged on and then walked away from the computer and someone else sat
    down to use the computer. If you have to leave while the computer is running
    just press WINKEY+L to lock the system.

    To answer your other question, you cannot use Outlook Express on Vista.


    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Oct 8, 2007
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    csm Guest

    It isn't the password for checking email (ie for the download) that is my
    concern, it is the one for entering the OE application. I guess I can
    lock the whole account like you noted, but I still think that any email
    application should have password to enter it.

    csm, Oct 8, 2007
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    Maureen Guest

    checking windows mail getting pop up that asks for my user name and
    password for admin account..then series of error messages related to internet
    carrier. Please help! Happened after Omni pass was unistalled/reinstalled.
    double icons disappeared for standard and admin accounts. Also, two seperate
    accounts for user and admin set up with different passwords. Formerly, had
    same password for both.
    Maureen, Nov 2, 2007
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    dannygallo Guest

    Hi Carl

    What exactly is it that these guys don't understand. Do they actuall
    work for Microsoft

    Its plain and simple, we want a way to lock the email applicatio
    itself, meaning that if somebody tried to open Windows Mail after it
    closed, then it will prompt for a password - PLAIN AND SIMPLE

    Why? Because you may want other users to use your profile, rather tha
    switching profiles but have the added security that they can't go int
    your email application and view emails, past and present

    Its most ridiculous that they removed this feature, these guys don'
    live in the real world

    I look forward to the day they put this feature back on and star
    realising that this is what people WANT!!

    Regards and feeling your frustration too

    dannygallo, Jun 24, 2008
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    Nonny Guest

    You are replying to a post from LAST OCTOBER.

    That doesn't mark you as being one of the brightest bulbs in the
    Nonny, Jun 24, 2008
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    dannygallo Guest

    Hi Nonny

    Considering that you have seen my post and that most people get email
    when their posts are replied too, then that would suggest there was
    possibility that someone would see it

    I was fully aware of the dates, but as it allowed me to create a repl
    then the post is therefore still ope

    My post was referring to the fact that Carl had continiously explaine
    what the problem was and these guys just didn't get it. A 5 yr ol
    reading that could have figured it out and these guys are supposed t
    work for Microsoft. Maybe you do and thats why you're so offended

    Anyway, it has nothing to do with being a bright bulb, does it? Also
    considering that you have time to go round being judgemental, then i
    would help if you could actually gave some constructive feedback


    dannygallo, Jun 24, 2008
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    Nonny Guest

    Sorry bucko, but no one here works for Microsoft except for the very
    FEW who add [MSFT] to their sigs.

    Everyone else is just a user of MS products.
    Nonny, Jun 24, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Untick to save password when you set it up/
    Sooooooo Easyyyyyyy!
    Mick Murphy, Jun 24, 2008
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    snowstark Guest

    I would just like to say that it is a little short sighted to tel
    people to just leave the remember password box blank. I personally hav
    4 emails attached my account all for different purposes with differen
    people accessing them on different machines, so they have differen
    passwords. for me to keep it secure on my machine i would have to sig
    into each and every one when i logged on, not efficient. so just giv
    people the damn password on application start. and yes i know this i
    outdated i only posted because if was the first forum i found with th
    problem because disagree also
    snowstark, May 20, 2010
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