Can you lock Mail?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Basscadet, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. Basscadet macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2004
    Hi, I've just started using Apples Mail program for my email and I have a question, I am using it in an office environment and am wondering if there is anyway of 'locking' the program so that if I leave my desk I can lock mail and then if anyone wants to view my inbox or generally use the program they have to type in the password that I have set.

    I know you can set it to ask for the password when it checks for new mail, but it only does it the first time after the program starts up and the inbox can still be viewed. Anyone got any ideas?

    Thanx in advance!! :O)
  2. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

    Apr 28, 2004
  3. Basscadet thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2004
    yeh, thats what you do to get it to ask for a password when you check new mail, not to lock the whole program!
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    I'm not sure that you can lock mail itself, but if you use a password protected screensaver and start that the whole machine will be locked. If you need the machine to be available why not use fast user switching to change to another user than switch back when you get back to the machine?
  5. Agnel macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2010
    Sorry to bump such an old thread.

    I'm looking for a similar application.

    I don't want my friends/family to access the mail app.

  6. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    Look into guest accounts. That would be better way to go.

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