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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
15 people found this article helpful.

How to turn a pop-up blocker off in your web browser

We remember the days when web browsing was interrupted by pop-up ads – those small windows would suddenly appear in the foreground, distracting our attention. Because they can be so annoying, web browsers now automatically block pop-up windows. But blocking all pop-ups can also disable website features you need. more
48 people found this article helpful.

How to stop spam text messages: Prevent, block and report

We all hate spam text messages! And if it seems like you’ve been receiving more of them, it’s not just your imagination – as spam email and spam calls face increasing obstacles in the form of blocklists and government regulations, spammers have been increasingly turning to spam text messages. more
25 people found this article helpful.

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
96 people found this article helpful.

How do I know if my email was hacked? Warning signs and what to do

How do you know if your email has been hacked or comprised? And if it happens, how can you block cybercriminals and regain control of your account? Discover the most common signs of a hacker attack and what to do about them. more
80 people found this article helpful.

How to view and delete your browsing history in all browser types

Shopping for Christmas presents online and want to keep your shop visits secret from your family? Don’t want your browser to save information you’ve entered into an online form? Clearing your browser history is the solution! We show you how. more
23 people found this article helpful.

Software updates: Why they are important to your security

We’ve all been there – your computer wants to do a software update right when you are in the middle of something, so you click the notification away. It’s ok to wait an hour or two before going back and performing the update, but ignoring updates entirely can be dangerous. more
25 people found this article helpful.

Beware of phishing emails: New risks in 2022

Have you recently gotten an email asking you to enter your mail.com password or your account will be deactivated? Or received a request to log in to consent to changes in a company’s terms of use? Warning: These messages are examples of a kind of  email scam known as “phishing”.
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Not sure if an email is legit? Here's what you can look for.
Because there are a lot of phishing mails circulating these days, here’s a refresher in how to protect yourself. more
108 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 SMTP? And how does SMTP authentication help fight spam?

Whenever you send an email, the process would not be possible without the SMTP protocol. It’s used by mail servers to relay outgoing email messages from the senders and to the recipients.
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Without the SMTP server, your sent email would go nowhere
Unfortunately, spammers started abusing a loophole in the protocol – until SMTP authentication put a stop to this trick. more
141 people found this article helpful.