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05-Jan-2007, 02:08 PM #1
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First, I wanted to let everyone know about a good site that I found. It is KELLY'S KORNER.COM ...It has lots of great windows tweaks. Worth the visit. I wanted to ask if it is possible to hide an email account on a machine from other users of that machine. How could i find it if it is there?


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05-Jan-2007, 02:53 PM #2
do these other users have to log in and are they admin ?

the simple thing would be to have other users which do not have admin facility

with admin any one could find outlook / outlook express

or have a web based email like Gmail which they and you would need a username and password to access
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05-Jan-2007, 02:59 PM #3
Many ISP's also offer the ability to check you email on the web so you could not setup the account in an email client like Outlook Express.
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05-Jan-2007, 04:28 PM #4
I would not be surprised if someone had come up with an e-mail client that could run directly from a USB thumb drive and never have a need to create or modify any files on the host PC's hard drive.

EDIT: I just read JohnWill's post. Looks like it has all ready been done.
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05-Jan-2007, 04:30 PM #5
U3 FLASH drives have that capability. You can run email, web browsing, and many other applications, and never leave a trace on the host machines.
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05-Jan-2007, 04:47 PM #6
quite a few i think on thumbnails now

http://portableapps.com/suite
http://www.kikizas.net/en/usbapps.html
http://standalone.atspace.org/

i have not iused any of them so dont how useful they really are
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06-Jan-2007, 09:33 AM #7
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Yes, admin can make a difference. If one user has privaliges and another does not, then the hasnot user will never be able to see any web based email files that have been created on the local machine by the mail server transaction while under admin. But, they will still be there. I guess my specific question is: Do all web based email services leave behind some sort of (fingerprints) on a local machine? I know that yahoo,hotmail and aim/aol all do.

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07-Jan-2007, 10:36 AM #8
Well the site address would be left in the History and it may leave a cookie but someone would have to go looking for it and then find your your password. Is there a reason it must be so secret/hidden?
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