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Outlook Answer Book, The: Useful Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Microsoft Outlook® 2003 by Brian Delahunty, Tom Archer

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Privacy and Data Security

15.1. How Can I Protect My Outlook Data on a Shared Computer?

It is probably true to say that the vast majority of home computer users these days share their computer with other people: family members, friends, or the annoying roommate in a university dorm room. In some situations, computers are shared between employees in offices. All this sharing of computers can lead to some obvious questions when thinking about Outlook: Will other people be able to access my Outlook data? And if so, how can I secure my data so that only I have access?

The answer to the first question is a simple “yes.” If you share your computer with other people and they have access to your Windows account, then, by default, they will be able to ...

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