Urgent help needed with mail security

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by koobcamuk, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

    koobcamuk

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    I am currently away on business in Japan, and my computer back home (mac mini) does not have a login password. Someone in my apartment has openend the mail client after turning on the Mac and now has access to all my important and some confidential emails.

    I know in the future, I will be much more careful with my login security etc, but for now, what can I do?

    If I disable .mac syncing and change the passwords to my email accounts, will that stop the mail getting through?

    Many thanks
     
  2. koobcamuk thread starter macrumors 68040

    koobcamuk

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    I urgently need help with this. Please can someone help me? :(
     
  3. thenetstud macrumors member

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    Yes changing your password would be the best option.

    Login to .Mac and change your password.

    While they will still be able to see e-mails already downloaded into the Mail application this will prevent them from sending or receiving anything else.
     
  4. koobcamuk thread starter macrumors 68040

    koobcamuk

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    Many thanks, just needed confirmation. I think that I removed the older mail from the IMAP servers by archiving it onto this mac.

    I'll turn off .mac authorisation on the machine and change my .mac password. Was due a change anyway.
     

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