New Protection Measures for POP3, IMAP and SMTP Services

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 9:13AM UTC

To better thwart attacks to Email services, we’ve added additional protection to block dictionary attacks on our network. This should help in the recent rash of compromised Email accounts, and increased outgoing spam. Though as always your Email passwords should be:

  1. Long – At least 10 characters in length, ideally 14 characters
  2. Random – A computer generated random password with lowercase, uppercase, numbers and possible symbols (not using your pet’s or child’s name for example)
  3. Unique – Not used for any other account

We understand that managing unique passwords can be overwhelming. This is why we recommend a password manager, and specifically we recommend 1Password.

Keep in mind too many incorrect password attempts can lead to a tempoary blockage of your account. Though with Email client this shouldn’t be an issue, and we should be only blocking legit dictionary attacks by hackers.

Our new security measures and the recommended password guidelines can ensure better protection for your Email accounts.

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