5 Simple Tips To Keep Your Email Account Safe And Secure

It’s tough to get people to pay attention and be serious about their online identity. An Email account is the first and primary component of your online identity and yet it’s the one that is left unguarded the most.

First - you have to do! Do not Read letters or Messages from anyone without being sure of the source, Especially if you find it in your spam (unsolicited advertising letters) folder, you hate it when you get spam (unsolicited advertising letters), So do I ...hehe ,

Email accounts may be virtual but once hacked, the consequences plus damages are very real and can be very very Severe. 


Your email password should be as important to you as the key of your house or Car,or even your ATM Card Pin.
First - you have to do! Do not Read letters or Messages from anyone without being sure of the source. 

Especially if you find it in your spam (unsolicited advertising letters) folder, you hate it when you get spam (unsolicited advertising letters), So do I ...hehe, The Internet is full of sites advertising advertising and spam (unsolicited advertising letters)
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Here are some Simple tips to Help you Keep your Email Passwords Safe :
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1. Use a Strong Password

Yes, I know this is what every other tech blogger says every single time. But that has never made people any wiser.

Even hackers feel insulted when they come across passwords like “sweetlove123”, “pass@123” and the like. Google is the best when it comes to putting real effort into securing your email account proactively.

You can use special characters, numbers, upper and lower case alphabets of almost any length.

 My Gmail password is between 60 to 80 characters long and my general rule of thumb is to have a password that only the NSA can hack

2. Be sensible with your security question

Ok. There’s absolutely no point in having the security question, “My favorite doggy”,
 and posting pics of you and your poodle with images titled “Rolling with Rosy” on Facebook and Twitter.
A lot of personal information is available online, thanks to social networks.

On being the weakest links in the email security chain, security questions rank ahead of weak passwords.
 It’s nice to be an open book but select a question from those stapled pages and blacked out lines.

3. Use a reliable Secondary Email Address

Absolutely no Hotmail accounts for secondary fallback email account people. They still have their stone age era email account expiry plan after certain number days of non usage.

 So if the secondary email address is Hotmail and is expired, anyone create it back again to receive password reset information.

And since web mail providers have this peculiar habit of giving all kinds of hints to remind you of the email address where the password recovery link has been sent, use an uncommon, custom domain or corporate
 email address that is hard to guess and hack into.

4. Avoid Public WiFi

Happy to have discovered an unsecured WiFi hotspot? Or your neighbor's spilt WiFi?

Enjoying the free WiFi of the coffee shop round the corner? Good for you and so is for the hacker sitting nearby to sniff the packets right out of thin air.

Avoid using public WiFi for accessing email or transacting online with a credit card. Casual browsing and YouTube watching (without logging in) are Ok. Accessing emails is a big no, not Advisable.

5. Check Filters and Forwarding Addresses

In the event of a hack and after reclaiming the account, go through the existing filters to check if there are some sneaky filters set up that forward all your credit card, login info, bank account and other sensitive correspondence to an email address that is not yours.

Go to the forwarding page and see that all your incoming mails are not forwarded to the hacker either. This helps you avoid getting hacked in the future too.

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