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ravedog

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Mail as a login item unlocked itself.
« on: July 05, 2009, 08:09:25 AM »
I started my mac tonight when i got home from work, and one of the login items is Mail. I walked away from the computer to let it boot up and load everything, and came back to it and Mail was running. If I manually quit and relaunch Mail, it does ask me for my password.

Any ideas?

Followup: I noticed that "Autounlock at login" was checked so I am guessing that is the reason. However, why would anyone want that feature? If they want their data secured, a simple reboot of the machine would unlock all their data without any user interaction. Seems strange.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 11:00:00 PM by Guest »

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Re: Mail as a login item unlocked itself.
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2009, 08:01:44 PM »
Quote from: "ravedog"
Followup: I noticed that "Autounlock at login" was checked so I am guessing that is the reason. However, why would anyone want that feature? If they want their data secured, a simple reboot of the machine would unlock all their data without any user interaction. Seems strange.

Please see my response to you in this thread for why this is a desirable feature.  You should have auto-login disabled (from the Accounts System Preferences), then they wouldn't be able to access that data.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 11:00:00 PM by Guest »
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