Security Question - How to prevent users exporting .iaf files

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Greetings,

I am using Windows XP and Windows 2000 Professional.

I am also using Outlook Express 6.

I would like to ask if there is any way to prevent the users from Exporting the email settings and passwords into the .iaf files.

The reason for this is because, the users are reading the office emails at home ...

How can I prevent the .iaf outlook express settings files from being exported from within outlook express options.

Thank you

Regards
 

Diane Poremsky

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that might not stop them - they can create the accounts manaully. AFAIK, no, there is not a way to prevent it - however I'm not familar with group policies that might be available for OE so i could be wrong. Open the group policy editor on a win2k machine and see if you can can anything for oe.
 
Outlook version
Email Account
POP3
that might not stop them - they can create the accounts manaully. AFAIK, no, there is not a way to prevent it - however I'm not familar with group policies that might be available for OE so i could be wrong. Open the group policy editor on a win2k machine and see if you can can anything for oe.

Dear Diane,

Thank you so much for replying to my Thread.

Well the idea in my office is that none of the staff has our passwords for all outlook express emails.

We set the passwords for them.

We do not want them to pass our emails to anyone outside the office.

As long as they cannot export the .iaf files, they cannot get the passwords and they wont be able to sign into the emails.

If I fix outlook express such that it cannot export the .iaf config files, and then change the passwords to all the emails, it should be quite safe.

Thus the question is this - Is there any way for me to prevent outlook express 6 from exporting the .iaf files ?

:)

Thank you once again for lending an ear to my problems.

Kind Regards.

Cat From Tomorrow.
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Outlook version
Email Account
POP3
In the Run commpand, type gpedit - does it bring up the group policy editor? That is you best chance for controlling what they can do in OE. I don't have a win2k machine handy to check and see what polcies are available for OE.


Templates are at Download: Group Policy ADM Files - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details - not sure if its different than what might already be installed.




if you aren't familar with group policies, see Group Policy for Beginners





Hi there,




I have downloaded and installed the Policies into my server but when running the policy editor, I cannot seem to find any Settings for Outlook Express.




Does Outlook Express have separate .adm group policies files ?




Thank You




Cat From Tomorrow
 

Diane Poremsky

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Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
That i don't know. It's possible that it can't be controlled at all by gpo.
 
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