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    twotone
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    Question Mail protection
    It just occured to me that anybody using my Mac could open any new mail, read the contents, mark it as un-read, close it and I would never ever know.
    Is there a way that I could prevent this from happening?

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    Yep: Password protect your user account and require a password to unlock screensaver.

    You can't lock mail.app individually afaik.

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    twotone
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    I am password protected, but if a nosey individual should happen to get on my system, as I walk away from desk my top and the shut down (sleep) hasn't turned off yet, this person could still read my stuff. Guess I wil have to put it to sleep everytime I walk away for it.

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    At our shop at work, we obviously don't need customers trying out our iMac used for inventory, paying etc. so we have an active corner set up that activates the screen saver when you move the mouse all the way to the bottom left corner.

    Since a password is required to deactivate the screen saver, this is a nice & quick way to prevent people from messing with things.

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