Mail App password

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by johnforu, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. johnforu

    johnforu New Member
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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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  2. czechplastik

    czechplastik Well-Known Member
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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.
     
  3. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
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    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.
     
  4. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member
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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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