To protect your Runbox account, and any other online account you may have, it’s crucial to choose a good password. Your password needs to be unique enough to prevent others from guessing it or computers from cracking it.
This is becoming increasingly important since attackers can use powerful password cracking software and attacks are happening more often.
We see that many users choose passwords that are too simple, perhaps thinking that no one will try to gain access to their account, or that they don’t have anything to hide anyway.
However, if someone did gain access to your account unauthorized they could potentially use the contents to break into other accounts you may have, since email often contains login information to other services.
An intruder could also hijack an account in order to send large amounts of spam, which would hurt not only the recipients of the messages, but also the account owner (due to returned, undeliverable messages). Furthermore, it could negatively impact Runbox as a whole, since it could get our service blocked by other email services.
In Runbox 6, you can create a longer and more complex password using many different special characters.
Your password must be between 6 and 64 characters long, and can contain the letters a-z and A-Z, the numbers 0-9, and the following special characters:
We know, creating and remembering a long and complex password sounds like a big hassle. But it’s actually very simple, and could even be fun!
Just see our Tips for choosing and protecting passwords for a quick how-to.