AOL mail users – secure your email!
It’s not just politicians who get into trouble using public email services. They are just the headline-worthy tip of a much larger email problem.
AOL has a way to secure a AOL mail account but too few people (and politicians <g>) use it.
We’ve talked before about Two Factor Authentication as the essential to securing your major online accounts, especially email.
Windows 10 for Microsoft Office users has a whole chapter devoted to securing your Microsoft account with step-by-step help and the tips Redmond leaves out. The same advice applies to email accounts.
AOL Mail has two-factor authentication which works with either a SMS text message or an authenticator app. There are ‘app passwords’ available for email clients like Microsoft Outlook.