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  • 2.0 stars

    "master password doesn't work on 3 version w/Win7/home"

    April 29, 2012  |   By qquirks

    Pros

    great idea to have mail on hard drive, except T-bird is still
    hard to back up and there's a war between Windows Live mail and
    T-bird for control of .eml format. Why has mail become so hard to
    back up? Worked well synching with two IMAP gmail accounts, but not when tried to add third POP hotmail.

    Cons

    Master password DOES NOT work on Version 3. set up two gmail accounts
    to use master password. Your Thunderbird installation on your hard
    drive is not password protected. Just hit cancel every time version
    3-latest asks for password and you can still get right into your
    Thunderbird installation and any part of what's stored on it, inbox, sent mail, etc., etc. Why go through the exercise of having
    mail copies you can't protect on your hard drive? I uninstalled
    with Revo and found over a gigabyte of stuff not removed under users/my user name/appdata/roaming after thorough uninstall.
    Not a good experience at all for six days of effort.

    Summary

    Don't use master password on latest version or your hard disk installation of your email is not really protected from anyone's view I don't believe.

    Updated on Apr 30, 2012

    latest version of Thunderbird is 12. Don't use master password.
    Anyone can access your email on your hard drive if you do. Maybe
    individual passwords would work; I don't know because I just plain uninstalled program at that point.

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