Password Protection in Windows® Mail
Read the following to know more about the causes and benefits of providing password protection for the e-mails of Windows Mail, the ways to password protect the e-mails, and tips to fix common issues
Windows Mail is a superior e-mail and news client that is designed and developed by Microsoft. It comes preloaded with the Windows Vista Operating System and is the successor to Outlook Express. Windows Mail is superiorly built as compared to Outlook Express and adds lot of advanced features. Security features have also been advanced in Windows Mail. The new phishing filter helps users to stay away from phishing and malicious websites. Password protection is also an essential feature of Windows Mail to secure your mail data.
Causes and benefits of providing password protection for e-mails of Windows Mail are given below:
- Causes and benefits of password protection
- Ways to password protect
- Tips to fix the common issues
Causes and benefits of password protection
You can password protect your Windows Mail account so that you can prevent unauthorized access of your e-mail data. If you have other people making use of your computer, chances are that your Windows Mail account gets misused or your data gets deleted. The main benefit of a password protecting your Windows Mail account is that you can prevent any possible misuse of your account. You can also prevent anybody taking access to your e-mails or address book, or deleting any of them.
Ways to password protect
Basically, to increase the security of Windows Mail, you can have a separate user account. You can create a separate user account for yourself and enable password for that account. You can also enable an option to provide password each time you login to your Windows Mail account. For this you can disable the option to remember password. To do this launch, your Windows Mail then click on 'Tools', 'Accounts', 'Mail' and click your e‘mail account. After that select 'Properties' and then 'Servers'. Uncheck the 'Remember Password' box. To ensure the protection for your Windows Mail, you may also enable other options like putting a password for your Screensaver, encrypting your mail files and folders, disabling an automatic Windows logon, etc.
You may face issues in creating separate user account and in turn will be unable to protect your Windows Mail. This could happen if you don’t have the administrative privileges to run the task. To fix the issue, you can login as 'Administrator' and try again. The malware issues in your computer might put you to trouble while setting you the options to protect your Windows Mail and you will need to get rid of the malware issues before you continue the tasks. You can update your antivirus program and scan and fix all the threats.
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