Adding a Secure Master Password in Thunderbird E-mail

Storing passwords in any application, particularly with regard to internet access needs a secure master password. These instructions help you to set that password.

A. On a Windows computer Open Thunderbird :

  1. Click on Tools
  2. Click on Options
  3. Click on Privacy
  4. Click on Passwords
  5. Place a checkmark in Use a master password to encrypt stored password
  6. Click Set Master Password button

B. On a Mac, Click on Thunderbird:

  1. Click on Preferences
  2. Click on Advanced
  3. Click Master password button
  4. Click Set master password

Type in a password that is a mixture of letters (both upper and lower case) and numbers – and is not a word

  1. Observe the Password quality meter to see how strong a password you have typed in – the greater the bar is filled in the stronger the password
  2. Click OK
  3. Click OK and the Master Password has been set.
  4. Click OK to exit the Options or Preferences window.

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