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198 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 20, 2006 12:28 PM by Allan Sampson
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2006 12:28 PM (in response to Jim Stembridge)Hello Jim.
You can't but you can prevent your kids from accessing your mail and all other information/data in your Home folder/directory by creating a separate single user login account for all your kids (without admin privileges) or a separate user login account for each child/family member without admin privileges. Disable automatic login and enable Fast User Switching which makes the process of switching between multiple computer login accounts a fast and easy process.
With automatic login disabled, no one else can access your login account during a computer startup, restart or via Fast User Switching so ALL data in your Home folder/directory will be kept private, separate and protected from anyone else that uses the computer and the same for all other user login accounts. The Home folder/directotry for each user's login account is kept separate and protected from other users.
OS X is designed for multiple users in this way.
Before stepping away from your Mac, simply log off from your account.
http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/family/PowerBook G4 17-inch/1.67GHz/1GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 7200rpm-100GB HD, iPod w/Video