You dont need a password to achieve someones emails at WLMD 12.0.1

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Speed, Aug 25, 2007.

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    Speed Guest

    You dont need a password to achieve someones emails at WLMD 12.0.1184

    When the sign in screen comes up if you hit cancel without entering a
    password program launches anyway. So everybody can see ur private e-mails.
    Wonder of the word 'password' s meaning was changed, i missed.
     
    Speed, Aug 25, 2007
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    Ron Sommer Guest

    That should be WLM 12.0.1184.
    The sign in screen is for Windows Live.
    You do not have to sign in to Windows Live to access your email.
    --
    Ronald Sommer

    : You dont need a password to achieve someones emails at WLMD 12.0.1184
    :
    : When the sign in screen comes up if you hit cancel without entering a
    : password program launches anyway. So everybody can see ur private e-mails.
    : Wonder of the word 'password' s meaning was changed, i missed.
    :
     
    Ron Sommer, Aug 25, 2007
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    N. Miller Guest

    Yes. Don't let people use your user account to access Windows. If your
    Windows user account is password protected, only you will have access to
    that user account, and any programs within. Give other users their own user
    accounts in Windows, and they will only be able to access Windows Live Mail
    in their user accounts.
     
    N. Miller, Aug 25, 2007
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    Ron Sommer Guest

    : > That should be WLM 12.0.1184.
    : > The sign in screen is for Windows Live.
    : > You do not have to sign in to Windows Live to access your email.
    : > --
    : > Ronald Sommer
    : >
    : >
    : > : > : You dont need a password to achieve someones emails at WLMD 12.0.1184
    : > :
    : > : When the sign in screen comes up if you hit cancel without entering a
    : > : password program launches anyway. So everybody can see ur private
    e-mails.
    : > : Wonder of the word 'password' s meaning was changed, i missed.
    : > :
    :
    : I'm a confused by this
    :
    : I have Windows Live Mail 12.0.1184, when I launch it the login screen
    : pops up and I can enter any sign in details and access my email.
    : Previously I could sign in and get access to different accounts, is
    : this feature gone, now can anyone who uses my computer access my
    : emails via WLM ? Is there a way to secure this ?
    :
    : Thanks
    :
    Anyone who can enter the Windows user can access the mail stored in Windows
    Live Mail.
    There is no password for Windows Live Mail.
    The password that you are entering is to access the email on the server.
    You can access different accounts if they are setup.
    Each account will have a separate folder.
     
    Ron Sommer, Aug 25, 2007
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    Ildhund Guest

    Yes. The option to Change sign-in account was moved to Tools >
    Options > Connection. The startup login screen is solely for signing
    in with your LiveID to enable synchronization. If you look around a
    bit, you will see a lot of posts about this, many of them pointing
    out the false sense of security engendered by the OE Identities
    system. Anyone who uses your computer while your Windows user
    account is active can see your documents, including your emails. If
    you don't want other users of your computer to see your private
    documents, set up Windows user accounts for them - and remember to
    log off before leaving your machine unattended.

    Noel
     
    Ildhund, Aug 25, 2007
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    Peter Guest

    Hi Ron, if you don't mind me asking, how did you manage to get your
    reply indent as : rather than > since I can't see an option for it (I notice
    you are using WLM to post to this newsgroup). I can't imagine you do it
    manually to every line. It does look good.
    --
    Cheers,
    Peter
    (Windows XP Pro SP2)

    "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in
    your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    __________________
     
    Peter, Aug 25, 2007
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    Ron Sommer Guest

    That setting imported from Outlook Express.
    I could not find a way to change it in WLM.

    The setting is stored in the Registry.
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\News]
    "Indent Char"=dword:0000003a
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    Ronald Sommer

    : Hi Ron, if you don't mind me asking, how did you manage to get your
    : reply indent as : rather than > since I can't see an option for it (I
    notice
    : you are using WLM to post to this newsgroup). I can't imagine you do it
    : manually to every line. It does look good.
    : --
    : Cheers,
    : Peter
    : (Windows XP Pro SP2)
    :
    : "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in
    : your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    : __________________
    :
    : : >
    : >
    : > : > : > That should be WLM 12.0.1184.
    : > : > The sign in screen is for Windows Live.
    : > : > You do not have to sign in to Windows Live to access your email.
    : > : > --
    : > : > Ronald Sommer
    : > : >
    : > : >
    : > : > : > : > : You dont need a password to achieve someones emails at WLMD
    : > 12.0.1184
    : > : > :
    : > : > : When the sign in screen comes up if you hit cancel without
    entering
    : > a
    : > : > : password program launches anyway. So everybody can see ur private
    : > e-mails.
    : > : > : Wonder of the word 'password' s meaning was changed, i missed.
    : > : > :
    : > :
    : > : I'm a confused by this
    : > :
    : > : I have Windows Live Mail 12.0.1184, when I launch it the login screen
    : > : pops up and I can enter any sign in details and access my email.
    : > : Previously I could sign in and get access to different accounts, is
    : > : this feature gone, now can anyone who uses my computer access my
    : > : emails via WLM ? Is there a way to secure this ?
    : > :
    : > : Thanks
    : > :
    : > Anyone who can enter the Windows user can access the mail stored in
    : > Windows
    : > Live Mail.
    : > There is no password for Windows Live Mail.
    : > The password that you are entering is to access the email on the server.
    : > You can access different accounts if they are setup.
    : > Each account will have a separate folder.
    : > --
    : > Ronald Sommer
    :
    :
    :
     
    Ron Sommer, Aug 25, 2007
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    Peter Guest

    Ah, I see, 3a for ":" and 7c for "|" as opposed to 3e for ">" Cool,
    thanks Ron. It seems the WLM team might want to set the standard for
    newsgroups, unless the option for these will come later. Maybe if more of us
    start using ":" or "|" via this tweak, they will give us the option.
    --
    Cheers,
    Peter
    (Windows XP Pro SP2)

    "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in
    your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    __________________

    : That setting imported from Outlook Express.
    : I could not find a way to change it in WLM.
    :
    : The setting is stored in the Registry.
    : [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\News]
    : "Indent Char"=dword:0000003a
    : --
    : Ronald Sommer
    : __________________
    :
    : :: Hi Ron, if you don't mind me asking, how did you manage to get your
    :: reply indent as : rather than > since I can't see an option for it (I
    : notice
    :: you are using WLM to post to this newsgroup). I can't imagine you do it
    :: manually to every line. It does look good.
    :: --
    :: Cheers,
    :: Peter
    :: (Windows XP Pro SP2)
    ::
    :: "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of
    in
    :: your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    :: __________________
     
    Peter, Aug 25, 2007
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    N. Miller Guest

    They would be a few years too late to "set a standard". Many dedicated news
    clients already allow an option to set a quote character. I suspect that the
    Mozilla class clients can be so configured through user.prefs, or
    about:config.
     
    N. Miller, Aug 25, 2007
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