Travelers who have the Mail function on their iPod Touch should disable the function to protect their privacy if the device is stolen.

  • From the Settings menu, click Mail then select each email account one by one. At the top of each email account menu you’ll see Account. Slide it from On to Off to disable the account. It won’t erase any of your settings, or messages, just hide it in the Mail client.

This won’t deter a smart thief, but it might keep your nosy sister from reading your electronic love letters from her best friend. A passcode lock also helps in case the device is stolen – hopefully a crook will just give up and wipe the device rather than get access to your emails and any important information contained in them.

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