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Tips and tricks for getting the most out of your email

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Checklist: your personal mail.com settings

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Forgot your password? Saved contact information speeds up the password recovery process
Is your email account as secure as it can be? You can help keep things safe through your personal settings. The personal data associated with your mail.com account can be found on the Home page of your mailbox under "My Account." This is where you go to enter a cell phone number so you can quickly recover your password. Or change your password if you think the old one is no longer secure. But there are a few more things you can do to boost the security of your email. Let’s take a look – we promise, it will only take a few minutes, and it could save you a lot of trouble down the road. more

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2FA? OTP? Why do I need an app for that?

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The authenicator app on your smartphone generates a one-time code for the 2FA login

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is about boosting your inbox security by adding a second verification step to your email login process. And this second factor is a six-digit security code that you not only use to activate two-factor authentication, but also to log in once 2FA has been set up. This security code is also called an “OTP,” and it’s generated by an app that you install on your smartphone.

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How do I recover my password?

It is super-frustrating to forget a password. Especially to your email account: Suddenly you are cut off from all your important emails, and often your contacts, calendar and online storage as well. Today we’ll share everything you need to know about the password recovery process so you can get back into your mailbox as quickly as possible. more

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How secure is my password?

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A strong password is like a lock protecting your email account
“Better safe than sorry” may be an old saying, but when it comes to your email password, it definitely still holds true. Because if an unauthorized person gains access to your email account, it can have serious consequences. more

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How to use mail.com’s free Cloud

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Free up space on your device by storing files and photos in the cloud

A lot of people have heard of “the cloud” but are not quite sure how it works, if it’s really a secure option, or which cloud storage is best. With a mail.com email account, accessing cloud services couldn’t be easier. That’s because when you sign up with mail.com, you automatically get 2 GB of free cloud file storage in addition to your email storage. It’s not just useful for secure file backup, but a convenient way to share files and photos with your friends and family. more
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How do I know it’s spam?

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Not sure which emails are spam? Our checklist can help.

Spam is one of the things people like least about email. Sometimes it is annoying but harmless – like  bulk advertising. Much worse are the spam emails that try to trick you into scams or contain computer viruses. Luckily, today’s spam blockers keep a large share of such messages from reaching your inbox. You can also help keep yourself safe by learning to identify the most common types of spam. more
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What is an email alias?

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Create email aliases to use different addresses in the same account

When you send, reply to, or forward an email, sometimes you don’t want the recipient to see your primary email address. An email account with alias addresses allows you to create multiple email addresses and customize the sender address of your messages. This means you have complete control over what the recipients of your emails can see – and can quickly and easily send personal and business emails from the same mailbox. You don’t have to switch between accounts (and memorize or save multiple passwords), and you can set the sender address that you use most often as your default address. mail.com lets you have up to 10 email addresses in a single account, and our extensive list of over 200 domains means that you can customize your alias addresses according to your personal and professional needs. more
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Why does mail.com want my address?

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If you contact customer support, your address is one way to verify your identity
When you signed up for your mail.com account, you might have asked yourself why we asked for your postal address. Are they going to send me advertising by snail mail? Give my address to third parties? Of course not! There’s a simple explanation, and it has to do with security. Hopefully this post will clear up the mystery of what we use your contact information for – and why you shouldn’t simply enter a fake address. more

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Automatically sort your emails with filter rules

Why waste time sorting your emails into folders when there is a function that will do it automatically? It’s easy to set up filters that will send incoming messages directly to the folder you choose, whether it’s your Spam or Trash folder or a custom folder for family or work messages. Just follow the easy steps below and you’ll be well on your way to having an organized inbox where you can always find the emails you want – and don’t have to see the ones you don’t! more
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What‘s the carbon footprint of an email?

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Nowadays we are all asking ourselves “How can I reduce my carbon footprint?” And many of us are spending more and more time online – working remotely as well as streaming our favorite series and listening to music. Business travel has been significantly reduced, replaced by chats, video calls, and, of course, emails. Each of these online activities still cause carbon dioxide emissions, even if only a few grams. more

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