Very annoyed about email and passwords.

aarong50

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Aug 22, 2009
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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.
 

kdesign7

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Feb 1, 2010
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earth, for now.
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.
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.









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! :)
 

PNutts

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Jul 24, 2008
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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.
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.
 

aarong50

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Aug 22, 2009
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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.
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.
 

aarong50

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Aug 22, 2009
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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.









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! :)
Actually it really does thanks alot bud!
 

Aduntu

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Mar 29, 2010
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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.
 

ks-man

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Sep 25, 2007
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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.
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.