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Password protect Mail on iPad

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rjo98 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 6, 2012 2:16 PM

Just got a brand new iPad.  Is there a way natively or via another app to password protect the Mail application?  I'd love to be able to let others use the iPad for internet browsing or games, but with Mail if you click it you can get right into all my email accounts with all my data.  Would love to be able to have extra security on top of the Mail program to even get it to open up.

 

Many thanks in advance for the help.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,620 points)
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    Apr 6, 2012 2:23 PM (in response to rjo98)

    The iPad is not meant to be a multiuser device when it comes to privacy. So if you want to protect your privacy you need to use a passcode to allow sue of the iPad because you cannot restrict an app such as Mail with a passcode.

    '09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iOS (5.0.1) Mac fanboi since 1984!
  • kylefrompendleton Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Apr 6, 2012 2:34 PM (in response to rjo98)

    There are third party apps that lock certain apps, but nothing thru the original make of the iPad software that does that

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,620 points)
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    Apr 6, 2012 2:37 PM (in response to rjo98)

    The restrictions are a form of parental control of an iPad.

     

    Do you see restrictions that make the Mail app private? No, just restrictions that keep a child from changing the accounts that have been configured.

     

    If you want privacy, then the iPad is a single user device. If you want it as a family's shared device, then don't use it for anything private.

    '09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iOS (5.0.1) Mac fanboi since 1984!
  • kylefrompendleton Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Apr 6, 2012 2:40 PM (in response to rjo98)

    Dot Lock Protection is a pretty good one, its on sale too!

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,575 points)
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    Apr 6, 2012 2:45 PM (in response to kylefrompendleton)

    That does nothing to protect email. It's just a passwordable app to hold pictures and some other data.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,620 points)
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    Apr 6, 2012 2:49 PM (in response to rjo98)

    You being led down a blind alley, there are no apps that have that type of interaction with other apps on an iPad.

    '09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iOS (5.0.1) Mac fanboi since 1984!
  • Joseph Albanese2 Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
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    Apr 6, 2012 3:07 PM (in response to rjo98)

    Try parenting. It's free, and if administered properly it works great.

  • GeekBoy.from.Illinois Level 4 Level 4 (2,745 points)
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    Apr 6, 2012 3:09 PM (in response to rjo98)

    Have you considered going into the settings and deleteing the saved password to your mail app?  If you do that, it will prompt you to enter the password when you enter the mail app.  If you have it to someone else, they will need your mail password to get into your email...

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