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Fri, Apr 11, 2014 6:42 PM

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What are the requirements for my Hmail password?

Hmail Account Security is critical for everyone that uses email. When an email account is hacked and used to send spam - it can impact every customer that uses Hmail. When our servers are blocked for sending spam - customers can't send critical emails.

Passwords must be 8-14 characters in length with at least 1 upper-case and 1 lower-case letter. No spaces or symbols other than !@#$%^&*(){}[] are allowed.

Here's how to make sure you're not part of the problem!

Increase the strength of your password.

Include at least one capital letter. Ex. homesteaD.

Include a character. Ex. homesteaD!. Only the following characters are allowed: !@#$%^&*(){}[]

Include a number. Ex. 55homesteaD!

Increase the length of your password. Include at least 8 characters in your password to increase security.

Don't use obvious words. Here's a list of the top 25 most commonly used passwords, with a little humor attached.

Don't use the same password from other personal accounts. Using the same password for every log in you have can make you vulnerable if someone was to figure out your code. Feel free to keep it similar, but change it enough so if you were to get hacked, you can limit the damage.

Update your password every 6 months Although updating your password every 6 months can be a frustrating task, it is a sure way to guarantee some level of safety for all of your accounts. One way to remember - change your passwords when you change your clocks!

Here is a password generating tool you can use for free. There are many out there, so you can search for others as well.

By utilizing the above tips, you have the greatest chance at avoiding your email from becoming vulnerable to a hack.

Thanks,

Homestead Community Team

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