Ever since the first release of Macintosh computers, Apple always had a superior system to keep malware and other dangerous and sneaky software off your precious and private data.
This is one of the strong areas of Mac – security and privacy. And one of the reasons why users who might not like the operating system for one reason to another still keeps coming back to it. Privacy protection is a hot topic right now.
Any news reassuring the end-users about their privacy is always appreciated.!
MacOS Mojave (Version 10.14)) – Two Major Security Updates
Apple released their latest and fifteenth update to MacOS operating systems on 24 September, called macOS Mojave (version 10.14). Along with new features like stacks, Dark Mode, Dynamic Desktop view, and more, it also introduces enhanced security features.
- One of which is restricting apps to access your data, especially the third-party apps. It adds extra layer of protection for data like Mail, Photos, etc. Also including input data from microphone and camera.
- Another significant one is simplifying your system profile that companies track based on your web-surfing habits. It stops social media buttons and widgets from tracking you. This second security feature is out of the topic of the current post, and we might give our views on that on some other future post.
Allow “Mail Extractor Pro” to Access Your Mail Data!
This can make “Mail Extractor Pro”, Apple Mail to PST converter application, not automatically load-up your Apple Mail directory. You need to allow the app access to Mail in the “Security and Privacy” settings.
It is simple and won’t take much of your time as it is just one-time process that you need to do.
First, make sure “Mail Extractor Pro” is closed before allowing it access to your database. Then follow the instructions below.
- Go to Mac’s System Preferences → open “Security and Privacy” → select the “Privacy” tab.
- Click on “Full Data Access” in the left pane. Full Data Access includes data like Mail, Messages, Safari, Home, Time Machine backups, and other administrative settings.
- On the right/middle pane, you can see any other apps that may already have access to full data.
- Click on the lock icon to make changes and enter the password.
- Click on the ‘+’ icon and select “Mail Extractor Pro” from the list of installed third-party apps and click “Open.”
- Now you should be able to see “Mail Extractor Pro” as one of the allowed apps to have full access to ‘Mail’ data.
- Click on the lock icon again to save the changes.
If you try to load Apple Mail database without first granting the access to the app, it will not let you see the contents. “Mail Extractor Pro” will simply show “Apple Mail database” but it is nothing and contains no folders.