How to protect and encrypt my email client with a password?
You use a computer at home and another at your office
and you want to use the same email client on both without
losing messages. The only solution is to set up your email
client on a portable drive (USB stick, iPod... ). You
carry only your portable drive from your home to your
office. You can connect your portable drive on the
computer in your home or your office and use the same
email client on both computers. But then appears a risk of
losing or being robbed of the portable drive. You
regularly save a backup of your portable drive on a
computer but it is very important that this portable drive
is protected so that the thief or the person who finds the
drive can not access your email client. This can be done
using a portable application installed on this disk and
protected by WinSesame.
This tutorial is based on the use of a portable
application email protected by WinSesame.
It lets you set up your email client on an external drive
or a portable USB memory stick while protecting content
against unauthorized access in case of theft or loss of
A portable app is a computer program that you can carry
around with you on a portable device and use on any
Windows computer. When your USB flash drive, portable hard
drive, iPod or other portable device is plugged in, you
have access to your software and personal data just as you
would on your own PC. And when you unplug the device, none
of your personal data is left behind.
* A portable app works from any device (USB flash
drive, portable hard drive, iPod, etc)
* A portable app works as you move computers and your
drive letter changes
* A portable app's features continue working as you move
* A portable app doesn't leave files or folders behind
on the PC
* A portable app doesn't leave registry entries behind
except those automatically generated by Windows
* A portable app is optimized for use on removable
* A portable app doesn't require additional software on
* A portable app doesn't interfere with software
installed on the PC
Consider the Possibilities...
* Carry your email client with all your contacts and
However, several issues remain unsolved:
All these problems can be handled with ease if
encryption software is used to protect the portable app.
What do you need?
A portable email application as Thunderbird portable
WinSesame Classic or Professional. (the free version can
not be use for this purpose)
Installing Thunderbird Portable and secure it with
To install Thunderbird Portable, just download the
portable package at this
address page and then double-click it. Select the
location you wish to install to (your USB drive) and click
OK. A PortableThunderbird directory will be created there
and all the necessary files installed.
To secure your PortableThunderbird directory right click
on the folder and in the context menu click WinSesame
Protection. Enter the password of your choice and confirm
In case you need to open your email client on a computer
where WinSesame is not installed, save a copy of WinSesame
Free downloaded there
on your USB drive. You will be able to install the free
version on the computer but the free version will not
allow you to close your mail file on this computer. A
portable version of WinSesame is planned which will allow
to open and close a protected folder on a computer where
WinSesame is not installed.
Click on the questions:
How does WinSesame work?
With which version of Windows does WinSesame work?
I forgot a password : what can I do?
Does the removing of the software remove the protection?
Does WinSesame work on a limited account?
Which is the security level of WinSesame?
Is it possible to schedule the locking of all the
opened protected folders?
Is WinSesame free?
How to no longer protect a folder?
How to change the password of a folder?
Can I carry a protected folder on my USB key and open it
on another computer?
If my computer is destroyed my license lost and I cannot
contact the supplier of the software to obtain a new
license can I recover my protected folders stored in my
How can I send protected data to somebody who does not
Does WinSesame work with Linux and Mac?
Can I use my license on several computers?
What to do if I change computer?
Can I lock files on the network?
If I open a protected folder on the network can the other users
Which is the maximum size of the folders that WinSesame
Can a folder protected by WinSesame be removed by
somebody who can access this file?
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