[sylpheed:34934] Re: accountrc windows

Tom Wiles whereistomm at gmail.com
Sun Dec 11 02:47:12 JST 2011

I see your point, but let's say that i am a windows user.
If someone infect my machine, he can just open the file and read all my
mail. If the password field would be encrypted and sylpheed would ask for a
master password on load, things would be different because for someone not
experienced he would just skip that file instead of bothering on how to
crack it...

Anyway, thank you for your answer !

On Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 6:12 PM, Jens Jahnke <jan0sch at gmx.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> encrypting the configuration files would not solve the problem because
> you would also have to store the key/pass for decryption. If someone
> has access to your machine/account you are screwed either way.
> You best solution on windows should be to use either full disk
> encryption or a truecrypt container for your sensitive stuff.
> Although these also have their shortcomings. But that would lead to far
> off topic.
> In my opinion [senseless] encrypted files only add a false layer of
> "felt" security to the user but give no protection at all.
> Another nice thing is that you can look up passwords you have
> forgotten. ;-)
> Regards,
> Jens
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> 10. Julmond 2011, 18:06
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