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Can I store my emails in a VeraCrypt file?

Topics: Users Discussion
May 18, 2015 at 5:54 PM
I am using Windows Live Mail (Build 15.4.3538.0513), and Windows 7 - What I would like to know is can I store my emails in a VeraCrypt file. I have tried to set the email storage area to the virtual drive but I get the error, "the directory you have chosen is not empty. Choose an empty directory". The directory appears to be empty. Is this possible or am I making a naive error?

I realise that the emails create temporary files on my computer so it may not be as secure as I would like, I do however shred the temporary directories on shutdown.

May 18, 2015 at 8:44 PM
No need for an answer on this as I have found out an answer myself.

If anybody know why I shouldn't store the emails on a VeraCrypt file for any reason, please let me know.

Thanks in advance.
May 18, 2015 at 10:16 PM
yes this is possible.

go and download the portable version of Thunderbird.

Build a VC container, put the install of Thunderbird in there, configure and get your email. You can put this on the C: drive of your PC or on portable media. No reason why it won't work on Mac or Linux either.

make sure you quit the application properly and then dismount the VC file. Your email is safe.