Use Master Password to Encrypt your Account Passwords
posted this on April 29, 2011 04:10 pm
To streamline checking for new messages, Postbox will store your account passwords in a hidden file so it won't have to ask every time. You can use a Master Password to encrypt this password database to enhance security, and to prevent the downloading of new messages to your computer. You will be required to enter the Master Password each time Postbox launches, but it will be remembered for the remainder of the session.
Note: The Master Password does not prevent access to email messages, attachments, contacts or other information.
Setting Up the Master Password
To create a Master Password, go to Postbox | Preferences | Privacy (Mac) or Tools | Options | Privacy (Windows) and check the box to Use a master password. A window will appear which allows you to set a password. You can remove or reset your password at any time by returning to this window.
Removing the Master Password
To remove the Master Password from Postbox, go to Postbox | Preferences | Privacy (Mac) or Tools | Options | Privacy (Windows) and uncheck the option to "Use a master password" .
Forgot Your Master Password?
If you have forgotten your master password and need to reset it, do the following. Note: this will cause Postbox to forget all of your saved passwords:
In Postbox, go to Tools | Error Console
Copy and paste the following into the text box: openDialog("chrome://pippki/content/resetpassword.xul") and press the Evaluate button