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Secure email provider

mail.com keeps your data safe

  • Integrated virus protection

  • Powerful spam filters
  • Data stored on secure US servers
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Advanced email security with mail.com

Are you looking for a secure email service that keeps your data safe while streamlining communication, no matter where you are? Congratulations – you’ve come to the right place! mail.com offers you state-of-the-art email security: secure data transfer and servers, spam filters, virus protection and much more.

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Powerful virus protection

When you create an account with mail.com, you’re automatically covered by our powerful antivirus software. And staying safe online doesn’t just protect your computer, it protects you and your data from identity theft and phishing scams. Our virus protection lets you download and open attachments with complete peace of mind and without ever compromising your privacy. Best of all, our protection doesn’t stop at your mail.com account. When you use our Mail Collector feature, all of your emails are protected by our antivirus software. Just another way we’ve raised the bar for secure email service providers!

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Spam filters for secure mail

Let mail.com take out the trash! Our spam filters do the dirty work of keeping junk mail out of your inbox. Having a strong spam filter is important to protect you and your computer from viruses, scams and malware that could find their way to your account through unsolicited messages. By removing spam from your mailbox, we help make sure that the messages that you see are relevant and safe to open. That’s what makes mail.com one of the most secure free email services out there. What’s more, it’s quick and easy to train your inbox spam filter and customize your settings using white- and blacklists.

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Even tighter security with 2FA

If you would like to take your email security to the next level, you can set up two-factor authentication, also known as 2FA, for your mail.com account. After activating 2FA in a few easy steps, you will be asked to enter a six-digit code (generated by a separate authenticator app on your smartphone) in addition to your password each time you log in to your mail.com account on your computer. If you use the mail.com app and/or MailCheck, you’ll only have input the code one time. This two-step verification process means that even if someone figures out your email password, your inbox is still secure.

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More from your secure email provider

Read the mail.com blog for email security tips

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mail.com is an extremely secure provider. However, there are also things that you as an email user can do to keep yourself safe from cybercriminals who target email accounts. Whether it is learning to steer clear of phishing scams and malware or making your password as strong as possible, mail.com helps you maximize your email security.

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Email security best practices

At mail.com, we care deeply about your online security. So we recommend you also take the following steps to keep your email account and devices safe:

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Treat attachments with caution

Never open email attachments from unknown senders – they could be infected with malware. And if an attachment from one of your contacts seems suspicious, for example the file name is strange, double-check with the sender before opening it.

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Use a strong password

Your password is the key that unlocks your email - and a weak password is like handing this key to a stranger. Your password grants access to your mailbox with all your emails, contact details, personal data and cloud files, so it’s essential to protecting your privacy.

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Watch out for phishing

Phishing scams try to imitate trustworthy senders such as your bank or well-known companies, but a reputable company will never send an email asking you to enter personal data, user names and/or passwords. You should ignore such emails and put them in your Spam folder.

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Use a firewall

Firewalls control the data flow to your computer to fend off cyberattacks and malware. Make sure your operating system’s firewall is activated or use your antivirus software to set one up. When you install new apps on your smartphone, exercise caution when assigning rights.

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Perform regular updates

Whether on your computer or mobile device, it’s important to keep your operating system and applications updated. This closes potential security gaps that cybercriminals could take advantage of. Automatic updates are the easiest way to make sure your protection is up to date.

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Report hacking and scams

If you have reason to believe that your mail.com email account has been hacked, your first step should be to change your password immediately. Then contact our Help Center to report the incident. Phishing scams can also be reported to our postmaster.

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