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Account registration: What can happen if I enter false information?

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 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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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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How secure is my password?

“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. So what are best practices for a strong password? more
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Pet names & family birthdays: Popular passwords in different countries

Would you use your pet’s name as a password? This is a popular option in the UK. Or your wife’s birthday? Then you might be German! A mail.com survey sheds light on password trends in several different countries. more
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Email security checklist: your mail.com account settings

mail.com is a highly secure email provider, but it’s always good to make sure you are doing everything you can to keep your account safe. And up-to-date password recovery options will make your life a thousand times easier if you ever forget your password. Check out our security settings checklist. more
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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 cloud as well. Today we’ll share everything you need to know about the password recovery process so you can get back into your mail.com account as quickly as possible. more
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Why can’t I sign in to my mail.com email account?

Are you having problems logging into your mail.com account? Because we know how important your email is, the mail.com blog is here to help.
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Can’t sign in to your mail.com account? Try these quick fixes.
Today, we look at nine troubleshooting tips to help you sign in again. more
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What is 2FA? How can two-factor authentication keep online accounts safer?

Have you ever wondered if you should enable 2FA for your online accounts? mail.com explains how two-factor authentication works and looks at the hows and whys of authentication apps.
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Use 2FA with an authentication app for extra online protection
Keep reading to learn whether you could benefit from 2FA. more
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The best password managers

Why use a password manager? It can be hard to come up with and remember unique and secure passwords for all the websites we use nowadays. But as soon as we get lazy – using the same password on multiple sites or a weak password like Password123 – we leave our data vulnerable to hackers and other cyber criminals.
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Password managers help you keep track of the strong passwords needed to keep your data safe
One solution is to use a password manager.
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