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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What do cc and bcc mean?

Cc and bcc can both be used to send copies of an email to additional recipients. But have you sometimes wondered what the letters stand for? Or have you steered clear of both because you aren’t quite sure about the difference between cc and bcc? In this post, we’ll explain when to use cc vs bcc, how it works in your mail.com account – and what this all has to do with typewriters. more

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How to send a large file by email

Are you looking to transfer a large file by email but not sure of the best way to go about it? We get it – there can be a lot of confusion about attachment size limits and free file-sharing services. So mail.com makes it easy for you, with generous attachment sizes and a file-sharing function integrated into our Cloud. Here we explain the three best options for sharing large files. more
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Five bad email habits and how to break them

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To avoid unpleasant surprises, break your “Reply all” habit

We all spend a lot of time writing and replying to emails. So it’s not surprising that we sometimes cut corners or become careless. But a lot of the times we shoot ourselves in the foot with bad habits that  ignore security concerns, annoy our correspondents or result in unprofessional emails. Here are five of the most common email faux pas. If you are not prone to any of them, congratulations! But if you recognize yourself anywhere here, we have a few pointers to help you become a better (email) citizen.

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