Thunderbird wont ask for a PASSWORD!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jason2811, Jun 24, 2006.

  1. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
    I just set up Thunderbird for my school's network after following 20min of instrutions. I think Thunderbird is set to work with Kerberos (an authentication program) which may be the root of this problem. Anyway, whenever I open Thunderbird it does NOT ask me for my password. This really bothers me because I'm a security freak. I checked under saved passwords but absolutely nothing is there. What can I do to make it ask for my password everytime I open thunderbird? Someone please help me. Thanks.
  2. portent macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2004
    Don't try to keep people out of your eMail client; it won't make you more secure. Your mail files are still accessible.

    Instead, log out of your machine (Or use Fast User Switching and choose "Login Window") when you leave it. That's the only way to get even a small measure of security.
  3. jason2811 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
    well anyway, i would just prefer that thunderbird ask me for my password each time i open it up. how can i set it to do this?
  4. sknight macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2009
    Thunderbird wont ask for a PASSWORD!

    Try these steps:
    1.Select Tools, Options from the top menu.
    2.Select Privacy.
    3.Select the Passwords tab.
    4.Click the Edit Saved Passwords button.
    5.Make sure that the Passwords Saved tab is selected on the Password Manager dialog box.
    6.Look for the name of the e-mail account that you wish to change. Highlight the account name and click the Remove button. This will allow you to re-enter the password the next time you try to access your mail.
    7.Click the OK button. :)

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