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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
43 people found this article helpful.

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
56 people found this article helpful.

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
25 people found this article helpful.

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
18 people found this article helpful.

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
38 people found this article helpful.

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 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. more
31 people found this article helpful.