Privacy and security settings

Keep your information safe with password and security settings

  • Remote Content in Messages This page explains the privacy implications of allowing remote content like images to be displayed in mail messages.
  • Why does Thunderbird warn me that my server doesn't use encryption? This article explains why Thunderbird displays a warning if you set up an account which doesn't use encryption in order to protect your connection.
  • Master Password Thunderbird can save usernames and passwords that you use to access your mail accounts. If you share a computer with anyone, it is recommended that you use a master password.
  • Add Security Exception This article explains Thunderbird's communication security, and shows how to add an rule that exempts messages when the "'''Add Security Exception'''" dialog is displayed.
  • Digitally Signing and Encrypting Messages This tutorial explains how to set up Thunderbird to digitally sign, encrypt and decrypt messages in order to make them secure.
  • Configuring Certificates "Certificates" are the digital equivalent of identity cards. They are used to encrypt and decrypt information transferred between sites. Certificates are configured on the Advanced panel in the Thunderbird preferences.
  • Configuration Options for Security This page describes Thunderbird's configuration options that affect your email security.