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Email spoofing: Definition and how spoofing works

A friend tells you they’ve received a strange email from your address, but there’s no sign of suspicious emails in your sent mail folder. Your caller ID shows a number you recognize, but there’s a strange voice on the other end of the line. Both of these are examples of spoofing, or communications under a faked name. more
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Unused emails: What happens to inactive accounts?

A lot of people have a “junk” email address or an old account they rarely log in to. But did you know that unused accounts can risk your online security and your data, and that inactive email accounts can “expire”? Explore your options for inactive email addresses. more
239 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
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How to wipe a hard drive so your data is truly erased

You’ve just purchased a shiny new laptop, and now you’d like to donate your old computer, give it to a family member, or recycle the hardware. We applaud your sustainable choices! But wait – have you deleted all the data on your hard drive? Is it really, truly gone? Or can whomever gets your old device recover any of it? more
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Protect your email app with fingerprint or facial recognition

If you use the mail.com Mail App on your iOS or Android mobile device, you may want to protect your account against unauthorized access without having to completely log in and out each time you check your email or use your cloud. So why not enable biometric authentication? It only takes a few taps! 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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Malware types: Do you know the true meaning of malware?

Feeling cybersecure? Ever stared at the computer screen hoping a malware attack was just some horrible practical joke? If you are like the rest of us and have experienced this moment, then don’t worry we’ve got your back. If you have never experienced this situation, we’ve also got your back. We will give you the know-how to keep yourself and devices secure from malware. 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
50 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
156 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
265 people found this article helpful.