How to protect and encrypt my email client with a password? Aragon-Technologies


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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 support.

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 computers
* 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 drives
* A portable app doesn't require additional software on the PC
* A portable app doesn't interfere with software installed on the PC


Consider the Possibilities...

* Carry your email client with all your contacts and settings


However, several issues remain unsolved:

  • What if the disk is lost?

  • What if the disk is stolen?

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 edition.


Thunderbird portable edition

WinSesame Classic or Professional. (the free version can not be use for this purpose)


WinSesame Classic or Professional


Installing Thunderbird Portable and secure it with WinSesame :

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 it.

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 safeguards?


How can I send protected data to somebody who does not have WinSesame?


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 access it ?


Which is the maximum size of the folders that WinSesame can protect?


Can a folder protected by WinSesame be removed by somebody who can access this file?


All the frequently asked questions.


Related topics:

How to password protect a folder in windows?

USB disk encryption: Set up a secure portable drive.

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Video tutorials:

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