How long does the Message+ Web App take to log out if you do not log yourself out? I forgot to log out somewhere & I was shocked to see that I was still logged in when I went back hours later. Thankfully, it's not a very public computer, but would someone had to have kept me logged in? Since I use Message+ on my phone, is this why it stayed logged in? That is a scary thought to think that someone could have read my private conversations. Granted, I should have been more cautious, however, shouldn't there be an automatic log out for the web app?
Cbrock0403, we are so glad to see that your account was not compromised at all. I totally understand your concern with privacy. When you log into any account using a computer it will stay logged in unless you log out or the computer is set to auto erase account information after a certain amount of idle time. Also, be careful when logging in. Underneath the password login there is normally a box that says "keep me logged in". You want to uncheck that. We do not log you out of the account automatically, because we don't know if it is a personal computer or not.
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Contrary perspective: I work on my laptop all day. I use the Messaging Web App (when it's working, which it hasn't been for the last 5 days... but that's on other threads...) all day long. I find it INCREDIBLY ANNOYING that the thing times out at very short intervals of no use, like about 5 or 10 minutes, it seems. Or when the IP of my computer changes (becuase, e.g., I got to a different meeting room, or switch from one network to my MiFi, etc.). Or after my computer has been put to sleep and re-awakes. I end up needing to login about 10 - 20 times a day and it drives me flippin' nuts!!! Can we get this timeout to be adjustable, just for the Messaging Web App?
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