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How do I recover my mail.com 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
74 people found this article helpful.

Are security questions secure? Not really – here’s why

When was the last time someone asked you the middle name of your oldest sibling? Probably not something that comes up in casual conversation – which made it a good option to use as a security question for a bank or online account. But you may have noticed that you have not had to provide such seemingly random information recently. more
90 people found this article helpful.

How to choose the best password manager for you

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. One solution is to use a password manager. more
59 people found this article helpful.

What happens when data is hacked? What hackers do with personal data

Have you ever wondered “Would it make a difference if someone hacked my account? I don’t have any secret stuff in there anyway…” Unfortunately, whether it’s your email inbox or a social media account, hackers can do all sorts of dangerous things with the personal data they steal. And the consequences could affect not just you, but your friends and family as well. more
184 people found this article helpful.

World Password Day: ChatGPT is not a password manager

Good passwords are the foundation of internet security. Experts recommend using a unique, complex password for every login and online account. As the number of internet accounts steadily increases, this becomes quite a challenge – can modern artificial intelligence (AI) systems like ChatGPT help us invent and manage secure passwords? "It depends," says Arne Allisat, Head of Email Security at mail.com. more
25 people found this article helpful.

How hackers steal passwords - and ways you can protect yours

From sophisticated programs to simple guesswork, there are many ways hackers steal passwords. No matter how your password lands in the hands of a cybercriminal, a hacked email account can be a real headache with often unforeseen consequences. Discover how to protect yourself from the most common methods of password theft. more
165 people found this article helpful.

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
137 people found this article helpful.

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
30 people found this article helpful.

2FA not working? Use the 2FA secret key to restore access

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
26 people found this article helpful.

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
171 people found this article helpful.

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