Very annoyed about email and passwords.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by aarong50, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. aarong50 macrumors regular

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    Dear apple why can't I at least have the option to password protect my email? I don't want everyone who looks at my iPad browsing my mail.

    I would be willing to pay for an aftermarket solution but that doesn't exist either.
     
  2. pvmacguy macrumors 65816

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    Why don't you just initialize the password upon unlocking?
     
  3. Ljohnson72 macrumors 6502a

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    It would still ne nice to be able to share your iPad with someone else but protect sensitive emails.
     
  4. aarong50 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Exactly. I can't believe this is something they overlooked.
     
  5. kdesign7 macrumors 6502a

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    mbox Mail has a password protection function. I know that they are preparing an App for the iPad, and I have a feeling this will help you out buddy.

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    For more information - http://fluentfactory.com/mboxmail/

    I've been using it now for 3 Hotmail Accts and 1 Gmail, and it works flawlessly! Hopefully then they release the iPad version it will be just as GREAT!

    I hope this gives you SOME hope for future apps! :)
     
  6. PNutts macrumors 601

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    What happens when you hand them your MacBook? :p

    But seriously, as a workaround you could create more than one e-mail account and leave it back at the account selection screen. They would have to tap twice but it might slow them down. Or you could ask them to not open the mail application because it is personal. Or put the mail app on the last page.

    Unfortunately, none of those solve your problem.
     
  7. aarong50 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't have a macbook :D - the reason I love the Ipad and the idea of it being a social device.

    Perfect example - got it Saturday and took it to grandmas for Easter dinner. She absolutely loved scrolling through vacation photos, videos etc. I like being able to pass it around at a family gathering to everyone without having personal emails displayed.
     
  8. aarong50 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Actually it really does thanks alot bud!
     
  9. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    You can keep the mail app closed on your MacBook though.

    I realize that mail can also be disabled on the iPad but that's a hassle to do every time you want to share your iPad with someone. On my iPad the little ding goes off and everyone knows I have a new email.
     
  10. Aduntu macrumors 6502a

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    I think I'd be more concerned about not being able to trust my friends/associates to not read my personal information.

    That said, I agree. There should be an option to password protect it.
     
  11. pooryou macrumors 65816

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    Ever heard of a Guest Account? :p
     
  12. kdesign7 macrumors 6502a

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    You are welcome!
     
  13. ks-man macrumors 6502a

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    You are really that concerned with your family (or friends that you would give the iPad to) checking out your personal e-mails? If you don't trust the person to respect your privacy, don't hand them your iPad.

    I have a feeling that your grandma doesn't really care about your e-mail and will stick with the photo app rather than the mail app.
     
  14. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

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    Totally agree. This was a very simple and overlooked feature. Hopefully they can fix this in an update.
     

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