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What makes a good password?

The password on your Mailock account requires a minimum of:

  • 10 characters
  • 1 lowercase letter
  • 1 uppercase letter
  • 1 number
  • 1 special (non alphanumeric) character

Outside of that, what makes a good password? Things to consider:

  • the longer a password is, the harder it is to guess, so if you can, don't stop at 10 characters
  • don't use the same passwords for different accounts - if one gets breached then all the others with same password will be at risk
  • avoid common, easy to guess words and sequences of numbers/letters, such as Password123!
  • consider the use of a password manager. Not only do they store all your passwords, they can enter them on websites for you, and generate random passwords for you to use
  • consider turning on 2 factor authentication (2FA) for your account. This requires a code generated on your phone as well as a password to sign in. Interested? Take a look at our all you need to know guide