Mail, Address Book, and iCal password protection

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by helpmhost, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. helpmhost macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Is there a way to password protect Mail, Address Book and iCal?

    I would like the programs to prompt me for a password upon opening them (something like M$ Outlook's password to open outlook).

    I am not talking about my password to retrieve new email, I want a password that prevents from accessing the mail (contacts, and calendars) that are already on the mac.

    I don't consider the MAC OS login password to be sufficient as it can easily be reset.

    I am thinking filevault would probably work, but I think that is overkill (to encrypt the entire home directory). This actually brings up another question. Is is possible to have filevault only encrypt certain (selected) folders?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MiniMan. macrumors regular

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    hi yer im intersted in the aswell but i have found no ways
     
  3. Stacc macrumors 6502a

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    While I am not sure about passwording individual apps, (I'm not sure why a login password wouldn't be sufficient) you can encrypt individual folders by creating encrypted disk images in disk utility.
     
  4. helpmhost thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The reason why a login password is not sufficient is because an admin on your computer can reset your login password and then has full access to all you mail etc...

    The admin could also just copy your mail folder and address book and calendars.


    I was originally thinking of an encrypted image (.dmg) file, but wasn't sure how I could get the apps (like) mail to look in one of those.

    Anyways, someone gave me this link.
    It seems like it may work.

    http://www.macgeekery.com/hacks/software/how_to_encrypt_just_mails_messages
     

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