RE: Password protecting OST

  • From: "Medeiros, Jose" <jmedeiros@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 08:27:00 -0700

Hi Danny, 

I really don't think that having a password on a OST would be that secure and 
for that matter having one on a PST is easily cracked in a matter of minutes. 
Your best solution is to use NT / 2000 / XP and have your users lock their 
desktop when they are away. Keep in mind any Operating System, including Linux, 
MAC OS and even Solaris can be broken into if you have physical access to the 


Jose Medeiros


-----Original Message-----
From: Danny [mailto:nocmonkey@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2005 6:08 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Password protecting OST

On 4/27/05, Steve Moffat <steve@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Why ever would you want to do that??? 

To *help* prevent unauthorized access to the email stored on the local
file system.  For the same reasons that you would password protect a

------------------------------------------------------------------------ Have you found a way to password protect an Outlook 
2003 OST when used in (Exchange) Cached Mode?  Similar to the way you can 
password protect a PST.

Thank you,


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