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 If you think that only one thing is accessing the mailbox at once, then the simplest thing to do is to change the account password, and don't tell anyone, but just put into the one known program yourself. Then you know that no other program has the correct password, and no one else will put it into another program (or phone etc) without telling you. If you think that only one thing is accessing the mailbox at once, then the simplest thing to do is to change the account password, and don't tell anyone, but just put into the one known program yourself. Then you know that no other program has the correct password, and no one else will put it into another program (or phone etc) without telling you.
  
 +Note that POP3 and IMAP4 access the same mailbox. POP3 uses an exclusive lock and IMAP4 uses a shared lock. If something is accessing the mailbox using POP3, then nothing else can access the mailbox at the same time, using POP3 or IMAP4. If something is accessing the mailbox using IMAP4, then nothing can access the mailbox at the same time using POP3 (but it can using IMAP4). (Webmail has the same rules as IMAP4).
  
 Note that the '​Mailbox locked'​ is not related to the [[locked accounts|account security lock]] which happens if someone tries to log in with an incorrect password too many times. The account lock will not be told to the user at all, but is just reported to them as an invalid login, to avoid giving a potential intruder too much information. Note that the '​Mailbox locked'​ is not related to the [[locked accounts|account security lock]] which happens if someone tries to log in with an incorrect password too many times. The account lock will not be told to the user at all, but is just reported to them as an invalid login, to avoid giving a potential intruder too much information.
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