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Why running Thunderbird as an administrator?

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TheFaceless98
 
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Post Posted March 20th, 2011, 10:38 pm

Hi,

(Sorry for my bad English :/)

So, there's my question : Why running Thunderbird as an Administrator? Because I saw that, by default, Thunderbird is running as an administrator, is there a specific reason for that or I can just unckeck the case "Run this program as an administrator" in the tab "Compatibility" of the "Property" of Thunderbird?

I ask this question because I want that other accounts (User account in Windows 7) without privilege can acces to their email without the administrator password...

Thanks.

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Post Posted March 21st, 2011, 3:49 am

The only reason you should have to run Thunderbird as an administrator is to allow it to update. However, I believe that you only need to run as an admin once, and thereafter you can update as a regular user. So, you should uncheck that setting.
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