Posted 04 July 2006 - 11:07 PM
Hi there mike.
Well, firstly, I'm going to assume that you're using a e-mail client. (Such as Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape, something like that) as oppose to using the browser to view the e-mails.
I strongly discourage using a e-mail client without a password protection on it if it's a shared computer, because then it's quite easy for someone to access your e-mails, and the only way to check to see if they did is if the e-mail is newly recieved and you can see that it's been read or unread, although it's easy to tag them as read/unread without even reading them.
So my first suggestion in keeping your e-mails confidential is accessing them using the browser and checking to make sure that the password isn't saved. Otherwise, use the e-mail client only make sure that e-mails cannot be viewed without entering the password to their account.
I hope that helps,