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How to create a GIF: Five easy step-by-step methods

Ever saw one of those cute little moving photos that just seems to capture the expressions perfectly? Those, my friend, are GIFs and they are so fun to create and use! Whether you’re trying to relate to the grandkids, become a GIF connoisseur, or just want to learn a new skill, we will give you the inside scoop on how to create a GIF for those moments that words alone cannot express. more
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Who invented passwords? History and future of the password

Ever wondered when people started using passwords? It may not surprise you to hear that the ancient Romans had military passcodes, but did you know that they make an appearance in the Hebrew Bible as well? more
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Black Friday: Up to 20 percent more spam

Black Friday is high season for internet bargain hunters. Wherever a lot of money is being spent online, however, cybercriminals are often not far behind. Email provider mail.com sees an increase in spam and phishing during the bargain holidays, with fake vouchers and shipping scams topping the list of scammers’ tricks. more
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Email spoofing: Definition and how spoofing works

A friend tells you they’ve received a strange email from your address, but there’s no sign of suspicious emails in your sent mail folder. Your caller ID shows a number you recognize, but there’s a strange voice on the other end of the line. Both of these are examples of spoofing, or communications under a faked name. more
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Inactive accounts: What can happen to unused email addresses?

A lot of people have a “junk” email address or an old account they rarely log in to. But did you know that unused accounts can risk your online security and your data, and that inactive email accounts can “expire”? Explore your options for inactive email addresses. more
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How to deactivate or delete your Facebook account

I don’t know about you, but I know when Facebook first came out, I immediately made an account to take part in the newest internet social phenomenon. I guess one could say I was so excited that I made an account for which I would soon forget the password. Who knew, right? Well, that old profile is still on Facebook, can be found, and I want to delete it. more
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I have 2FA enabled, but it’s not working. What should I do?

If you are like a lot of our users, you appreciate the extra security that 2FA gives your email account by requiring a second verification step at login. But what do you do if something goes wrong – like if you no longer have access to the “second factor” because of a problem with the device you use for authentication? Don’t panic – we will get through this together. more
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Email life hack: Keep organized with a family email account

Notes from the teacher in your kid’s backpack are a thing of the past – nowadays everything is digital. The invitation for the school open house, reminder about a well-child check-up and spring soccer schedule all come as emails. With so many other messages flooding your inbox, it’s easy for one to slip through the cracks. The solution: A family email account. more
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Where did my emails go!? mail.com helps you find them

You’re sure you had an email about last week’s project in a folder, but now it’s nowhere to be found. Or even worse, you know you saw a new email from your grandma, but when you go to your inbox to look at it, it’s gone! Keep calm and read this blog post – mail.com will show you where to look. more
12 people found this article helpful.

How to wipe a hard drive so your data is truly erased

You’ve just purchased a shiny new laptop, and now you’d like to donate your old computer, give it to a family member, or recycle the hardware. We applaud your sustainable choices! But wait – have you deleted all the data on your hard drive? Is it really, truly gone? Or can whomever gets your old device recover any of it? more
23 people found this article helpful.