[Users] password protection
cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Thu Jan 28 20:12:30 CET 2016
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On Thu, 28 Jan 2016 19:55:05 +0100
Michael <codejodler at gmx.ch> wrote:
>Imagine this situation:
>A family Linux computer where everybody is doing stuff, but the email program of the user account (owner) be protected by password (or some other way?) against misuse by nasty kids. The whole program needs to be restriced, with all folders, not only downloading mails, so just using the mailbox password is not an option.
>Any ideas how to achieve this ?
>(and the Mail folder needs to be hidden = dotfiled, i hopw this does not create problems for claws)
In Linux, I would start by modifying the desktop file. Add the line
to it to prevent it being used. You can still use claws-mail on the
command line to start it. As for hidden files, claws already
uses .claws-mail for its configuration and mail box files. That tells
me making the Mail folder hidden should also work, as long as claws
knows where to find it in its configuration files.
There is also the idea of creating a user for nasty kids only. Why are
they using adult password to use the computer, instead of a separate
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