Thanks very much for all this information , stuff i would never have known otherwise , this forum has helped me immensely with pc security .
you can connect multiple email accounts to your main gmail account, put 2-step verification in one gmail account and you're all set. Best method would be to have mutliple gmail accounts and the 2-step verification process in each of them, and connect all accounts in one for checking emails in 1 account.
Originally Posted by Digi
you can add up to 5 email accounts in your main gmail to check email using POP3 server.
Also if you do not want to repeat the sms code-sending every time you sign in to your gmail account from the same computer you are using, make sure you check the box in the 2-step verification sign-up "Remember verification for this computer for 30 days" before clicking Verify.... Or you could "take a chance" and disable the 2-step verification just for those few days that you travel..... Or disable the 2-step verification AND change your password to a super-long complicated password... then when coming back from your travel, just re-activate the double-layer verification process.
Update: the verification code will be asked again if you are using a new browser. the 30-day verification memory seems to be browser-specific only, not computer-specific.
Personally, I use Roboform for all my passwords. I don't like my browsers remembering passwords, it seems to me unsafe. Roboform is free to use and I've been using it for a few years. You can store all your passwords etc. It can generate new passwords for you as well.
Setting Multiple email accounts in one main Gmail account
To set up multiple gmail accounts in one, there are many ways. A neat feature in gmail is that you can use your own email to set multiple-accounts within the same email, all you have to do is to put the "+" sign at the end of your email and add anything u wish to it... etc...
when signing up to a bookmaker you could use this feature, and all your emails will automatically come to the same inbox because gmail recognizes that firstname.lastname@example.org is exactly the same as email@example.com, but the sportsbook may recognize is as different.
also firstname.lastname@example.org is the same as email@example.com, you could place a "dot" anywhere you wish, so you can say firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com ...etc.... you can create many emails from my gmail basically.
there are many articles about this on the net..
To connect multiple accounts to your 1 gmail address, click on the tools button on the top right corner, choose Mail Settings, choose Accounts and Import tab, under "Check mail using POP3" you will see a gray button "add POP3 email account".
Then go get an application-specific password in each email account which has a 2-step verification process.
When setting up the "add POP3 email account" in your main Gmail account, input the application-specific password in the "password" field instead of the original password. This is important, otherwise your gmail won't be able to fetch any mails from your double-layer protected sub-email accounts.
The rest is pretty straight forward.
After connecting each email account to your main gmail account, just add a "Label" for each email account , I don't remember if they ask you that when you are setting up your added email or if you have to set it up manually. One thing though they ask you if you want to bypass the Inbox for mail coming from other email accounts, I recommend this feature. You will then need to click on the appropriate Label which appears on the left to check email from your other email accounts.
Added email accounts are checked every hour or so. If you wish to check the email from that specific email account, just click on the Tools button on top right corner, then Mail Settings, then under "Check mail using POP3" then next to the corresponding email account just click on "Check mail now".
Thanks very much diana for this important message. I successfully set-up a 2-step verification process in my gmail account and I don't need to worry about my account getting accessed from somewhere else. For 30 days I won't need to use the sms feature on my computer so that's great. I don't mind using the sms feature when I'm checking email in another computer.
It could be a bit costly for receiving SMS if you travel and visit different countries, so it would be probably good to use those special codes which are given a the end of the 2-step verification sign-up, they give you basically a list of 10 codes which you can use only 1 time each as an alternative to your phone.
I have a gmail address that i use now and then and set up the 2 step verification last night, as well as change my password to a random alpha-numeric one useing Keepass. it was very easy to do, and took less than 10 minutes. Would seem well worth doing - it's hardly a hassle having to put a new code in once a month, that's been texted to you.
My main email is via Virgin Media - been with them ages, so it's an @ntlworld.com address, and all my emails are received into Outlook Express. Hadn't received any emails since yesterday morning, so checked the service status and my emails online (something i dont normally do for this addy) and noticed that there were 7000+ emails all in my inbox - stuff that had already been downloaded to Outlook. I thought that once they had been downloaded they no longer remained online, and that must have been the case until sometime last year, because there were no emails pre 2010.
Anyway i checked my settings (Forwarding and POP/IMAP) and changed the setting When messages are accessed with POP from "keep Virgin Media's copy in the inbox" to "delete Virgin Media Mail's copy". I also deleted all 7000 - select All (selects those on page 1) and then above the first message there's an option to select all messages in inbox.
Also VM email is "powered" by Google, so should be able to add 2 step verification to that.
Edit - Once deleted also needed to go to the Bin folder and delete from there and delete contents of Spam folder
"Bomber likes you!" R.I.P. Pat 1937 - 2004
If using a client to access mail like that, have a check of the sent folder too when you login to the online webmail service. I think it's possible sent messages being collected in your Outlook/Thunderbird client can appear there too and that may mean messages with ID images and usernames etc are being stored only behind a basic user/password combination.
btw... was very sorry to hear about your problems Diana and hopefully things are ok on all fronts for you now in this matter.
This is very true and "must do" advice.
Originally Posted by musicbox
I believe if you do this then when Outlook downloads the email, the email is deleted from your main account, but that only means it is moved to the 'Bin' folder in the webmail. You still have to empty the bin yourself, so anyone hacking your account would still be able to see the last 30 days of emails you have received unless you actively empty the bin regularly.
Originally Posted by Mariner13
"Bomber likes you!" R.I.P. Pat 1937 - 2004
Just to say that all the money has now been returned to my bank account.
Partygaming has refunded me the £350 that was taken and that has gone back in today. Entropay never did process the second debit card transaction which was over £400. There was also a small test transaction for £12.60 to Entropay which has also not been processed. Fair play to Entropay. Therefore the only loss to my bank account was the first deposit of £400 to Entropay and which the bank refunded immediately. My bank account had over £1200 which was cleared out and I'm pleased that this loss was reduced to just £400. I am hoping that the bank will be able to claim this £400 from Entropay.
My email address was only ever used for bookie accounts and I cannot help wondering whether this was a result of a rogue bookie or employee -someone who knew my email account would have bookie information.
Yes, I suspect it could be some employee in a bookie.
The other day I saw a comment made by a bookie's employee (of a known bookmaker) on a freelancer site that he was offering to open up accounts to one guy who posted a project...
I don't agree with this type of behaviour and that just goes to tell you that if an employee of a known bookmaker can illegally open up accounts, then he can easily try passwords which you use at the bookie to enter your email, your moneybookers, entropay accounts.
One time a few years back I remember a security-department Neteller employee mention my password over the phone which I found strange... employees should have no business to your passwords... I'm sure bookmaker's employees can see your passwords which I find totally wrong.
Thus we need to have separate passwords....
Does this password-generating software you people use have an automatic log-in ability or you have to copy-paste those passwords manually from a database?
I use KeePass so can only really comment on that - i know others use last pass.
Originally Posted by mark01
With some sites i use the password remembering facility with Firefox (with a master password for that). For sites that doesnt work with, there is a "Perform Autotype" facility in KeePass - this copy and pastes your username and password into the relevant boxes, and hits enter, thus logging you in. Again this doesnt seem to work on every site. For those that it doesn't you can copy and paste them separately.
"Bomber likes you!" R.I.P. Pat 1937 - 2004
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