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Hotmail v. Gmail Security

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by BunsenBruner, Aug 12, 2010.

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  1. BunsenBruner

    BunsenBruner Thread Starter

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    My mother in law had a tech over to her house yesterday and he suggested she get out of hotmail due to a lack of security.

    Is GMail any more secure/safe than hotmail?
     
  2. thingamajig

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    Gmail has a couple of features that might make it more secure. You can chose to require SSL for your entire session instead of just for the sign on. You can also create your own secret question instead of choosing from a list.

    I see no reason to change unless there is some cause for concern. You shouldn't be sending SS# or credit cards by e-mail anyway.
     
  3. BunsenBruner

    BunsenBruner Thread Starter

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    Any other opinions? Are there any better/safer options available?
     
  4. lordsmurf

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    I would suggest hotmail has swiss cheese security, especially from historical stance.
    But many people use it, without issues.

    I prefer yahoo email to both gmail and hotmail. If nothing else, the spam filters work almost perfectly.
     
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