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Old January 12th, 2011, 07:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am new to Android. I set up Mail with my Hotmail Account, entering my user name and password. In one 'how to' article it mentioned 'tick box' to require password use. I saw no option to force the app to ask for the password when I open it. It just displays all my Inbox. I think this is appalling.
Means anyone can see my e-mails if I lose or lend the phone. Is there way to force the app to ask for for a password before displaying the inbox..or a different way to manage the account? Help suggestions appreciated

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Old January 12th, 2011, 07:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you not have a screen lock, password/pattern before you can even access the phone? That's how I reassure myself.
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Old January 12th, 2011, 08:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I am new to Android. I set up Mail with my Hotmail Account, entering my user name and password. In one 'how to' article it mentioned 'tick box' to require password use. I saw no option to force the app to ask for the password when I open it. It just displays all my Inbox. I think this is appalling.
Means anyone can see my e-mails if I lose or lend the phone. Is there way to force the app to ask for for a password before displaying the inbox..or a different way to manage the account? Help suggestions appreciated
Welcome to the forums, johnforu.

I'd suggest doing a search for an app in Market under something such as "email security," or perhaps, "secure inbox," etc.
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IIRC there are apps to lock apps. I'd suggest securing the entire device though that doesn't do anything for lending the device to others. I just don't lend mine.
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