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==See also== ==See also==
* [[Master password | Using a Master Password]] to protect your stored passwords in Firefox, Thunderbird, or Mozilla Suite. * [[Master password | Using a Master Password]] to protect your stored passwords in Firefox, Thunderbird, or Mozilla Suite.
-* [[Protect_the_profiles_contents | Protect the profiles contents]]. This discusses several more secure alternatives.+* [[Protect the profiles contents | Protecting the profile's contents]]: several more secure alternatives.
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If you wish to password-protect your profile, so that others will not be able to use your profile unless they know the password, you can do so using an extension listed below. Note that this will not provide a high level of security, especially from advanced users, but it should be sufficient to keep casual users from accessing your profile.

Thunderbird

For Thunderbird there are two different extensions you can use.

  • ProfilePassword puts a simple lock on your profile. See the extension author's homepage for further information on security limitations when using this extension.
  • DiddlyDo will let you password-protect the whole profile and/or selected folders. The extension author has left the user interface deliberately vague, but see this forum thread for a few usage hints.

If you do not know how to install an extension in Thunderbird, read this.

Firefox

To password-protect your Firefox profile, you can use the ProfilePassword extension. See the extension author's homepage for further information on security limitations when using this extension.

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