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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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What can I do if I have a problem with 2FA?

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?
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Problems with 2FA? Your secret key will soon have you smiling again!
Don’t panic – it’s time to use your secret key. more

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Ask the Expert: Secure passwords

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What password security mistakes can you spot in this picture?
Welcome to our first ever “Ask the Expert” post! We’re joined by our email security expert Arne for a deep dive into the topic of passwords and online security. In an interview, he shares some do’s and don’ts about passwords and clears up some common misconceptions. more
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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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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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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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