office outlook

By wrenmurphy ·
Is there a way to "hide" outlook e mail when you open outlook? Even though it asks for a password, all the prior messages are shown. It seems there would be a way to have outlook open and then have to use password to get to emails without them automatically opening on the desktop for anyone to view. Thanks.

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Hiding in Plain Sight

by BFilmFan In reply to office outlook

You could set the rights on the program so that only a certain account could launch the icon by using the RunAS command.

Or you could encrypt the email with one of the encrypttation programs.

Seems a lot of trouble to hide something in your Inbox from someone else's eyes...

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You can set it so it starts at Outlook Today.

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to office outlook

Once you have typed your password, the program is open. If you don't want your inbox to be the first place it lands and everyone can see your list of emails, set it to open Outlook Today first and navigate to other places from there later.

Since you didn't say which version of Outlook you're running, I'll give you instructions for 2003 on WinXP. Other versions may be a bit different.

If you're not on an Exchange server, highlight Personal Folders on the left. If you are on an Exchange server, highlight Mailbox - (your name here). You should see the Outlook Today screen on the right. Click Customize Outlook Today. Inside, put a check in the box that says "When starting, go directly to Outlook Today", then click Save Changes.

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