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  • Have just joined Opera Mail and want to be able to receive these by entering a password before they are shown to me as at present all I have to do is click onto the icon in my Task Bar on my computer and everything shows up.

    Is there anyway that I can enter a password before being shown all my emails.

    Many Thanks


  • If you use the Opera Mail that's built into Opera 12, you can set up a master password in preferences. Then, that password has to be entered before logging into the server. However, it does nothing to protect already-fetched messages. It just requires a master password to use your saved passwords more or less.

    The correct way to do what you want is to have your own standard user account on the system and use that for browsing and email etc. Since each user account has its own profiles for things (including Opera Mail), no one can access your Opera Mail profile unless they know the password to your user account and sign into your user account.

  • Many Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, I do not understand how to go about it all. I was with Live Mail before and always had to sign in, in order to receive and send emails so no one could see these.

    My computer is shared with others and now I have joined Opera Mail I see that I have the email icon in my task bar and also a short cut on my desktop to click onto and either shows up my emails straight away to everyone as no password is required so that only I can get to see all of these, if I was to use a password, as I have done for years with Live Mail.

    Really appreciate you taking the time to have replied to me.


  • What version of Windows are you using?

  • The usual way is to uninstall that application (and similar) completely, then...
    Don't forget to log out from everywhere.
    ...then the administrator of the device creates a system account for you, you choose your password, etc., you log into your new system account, install the stuff under your user folder ("My documents" or something; NOT for all users), blah-blah-blah, and use that new system account of yours from now on.

    Have you noticed when you blop on a "turn computer off" whatever button, you're offered three options.
    Well, right, it's in the Start menu. "Log out from the system" is one of them. It's it: after you've got your account, you use it, then you log out; need again - log in, use, log out.
    The thing was invented exactly for shared devices as in your case.