Password security

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Munchie, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Hi, on the previous thread we are advised to make our e mail password "ssl/tls" Can anyone tell me how to do this in google mail please? :Doh:
     
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    Some help required with hotmail also:thumb:
     
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    ssl and tls are essentially the same thing, tls is newer. They are both concerned with encrypting data between your machine and the server. I guess the advice was to make sure your password is encrypted.

    With a web based e-mail system there is not much you can do as it is set up by the server. Just make sure that the url (or web address) at the top of the screen when you type in your password starts "https" and not "http" - if it does then the data is encrypted and no-one between you and the mail server will be able to see it. If it does not start https I would say choose a different mail supplier.

    If you use a mail client such as outlook or thunderbird then when you set up the account you will have to tell it what sort of connection to make, ie ssl/tls, but again you will have to choose what your mail supplier supports.
     
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    I should have added that both hotmail and gmail do use either ssl or tls so don't worry!
     
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