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#1 dino2014

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:55 AM

Hi,

 

I use Tbird as  I find its ability to handle several accounts very handy;  keeping its Profile on a separate drive from C:

 

If an online hacker got into my system, can they then gain access to my stored mails or  the  passwords for the servers like Gmail etc?

 

Is there anything I  can do to protect Tbirds files ?

 

If I Encrypted or Vaulted  the Profile does that include all the passwords or are some held in the program files ?

 

Have read about MasterPassword+ but think thats more to stop actual users on the keyboard gaining access...?

 

thanks


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:24 AM

Hi,

 

For the passwords part https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Basics/Protect-your-Thunderbird-passwords-with-a-Master-Password/ta-p/14829


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 05:35 AM

Just to be sure I understand, you do use option --ProfileManager to launch ThunderBird and then select your profile that is on drive X: ?


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 11:47 AM

Just to be sure I understand, you do use option --ProfileManager to launch ThunderBird and then select your profile that is on drive X: ?

 

I have modified the profile.ini  so it automatically goes to my drive D for the Profile.

 

Have followed the link Sleepydude mentions, which shows how to use a Master Password for all the account passwords, so job done , thanks






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