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Windows 7: Secure/encrypted Contacts application? Or mail w/contacts


24 Sep 2012   #1

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
Secure/encrypted Contacts application? Or mail w/contacts

I have a need to find a Contacts/Address-book/or integrated mail application that permits the lockdown of the contacts data. Ideally, the info stashed in that Contacts application would be password-protected, encrypted, and could be written directly to a removable device location - in other words, ability to change the default destination for the store to a USB or otherwise removable "drive".

Anyone know of such, or know if there is a version of Outlook or Thunderbird or ???xyz that would have such features configurable?

thank you
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24 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Right out of box, Outlook has an option to set a password on each of its datafiles (which contain both mails and contacts) which is asked each time it's opened or attached to an existing installation. But I don't know if it's really encrypted or how easy is to crack those.

Another option may be to use an encryption tool like Truecrypt. It can create a virtual drive which is in fact a regular encrypted file on the disk (somewhat similar to zip files, but with a really strong encryption). The idea is to setup such a "drive", and then put the sensitive data files there. Outlook allows to locate its data files anywhere, not sure about Thunderbird.
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24 Sep 2012   #3

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

Amazing! how did I not know about Truecrypt.
and, I did not know about the discrete/specific outlook password options.
if truecrypt is really hard to break, that could be the answer -
Let me do some homework on those suggestions.
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25 Sep 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Try storing your .PST or ThunderBird-equivalent in an encrypted container using this:

TRUECRYPT - Encrypt Data Folders

Regards,
Golden
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