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Master Password Encryption in FireFox and Thunderbird

Friday, February 27th, 2009

firefox-logoIf you are allowing Mozilla FireFox or Thunderbird to remember passwords to web sites and/or email accounts in their Password Manager tool, you should know that these passwords are all stored in a plain text file (base64 encoded) on your computer’s disk drive.  This file is accessible to anyone with administrative access to your computer.  If you have any concerns about the possibility of other people accessing your computer and this gaining easy access to copies of the passwords that you are using, you really need to employ the “Master Password” feature of these programs.

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Optimizing Mozilla Thunderbird

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

LuxSci supports a plethora of modern email programs like Microsoft Outlook and Eudora (our blog posting “Head To Head Battle of Email Clients” discuss several of these) and works with any email program and device that properly supports POP, IMAP, or SMTP.  However, we do recommend Mozilla Thunderbird in the absence of any personal preferences or specific requirements for things that may only be supported in Outlook or other specific programs.  LuxSci’s staff uses Thunderbird with IMAP (or WebMail) uniformly for all email sending and receiving.  We discuss the reasons why in the “Battle” blog article.  Here, we will give some configuration tips and tricks and recommended add-ons.

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