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Old January 11th, 2010, 11:46 AM   #1
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This says it will check up to 16 different email accounts and let you know which ones have NEW MAIL..



Sounds interesting but i dont know about putting passwords in a 3rd party program though!



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This says it will check up to 16 different email accounts and let you know which ones have NEW MAIL..



Sounds interesting but i dont know about putting passwords in a 3rd party program though!



What do others think?


Aside from the ususal malware and security implications of this program It's good in principle (Never trust third party software that's not open source or is commercial in nature). I am not sure about Windows, but if you were on Linux one could write a Shell Script in BASH to accomplish this task (Well at least if you use client-side e-mail addresses) I am not sure about webmail though. The other thing is make sure the three passwords are all different or with at least some minor variation. It's very easy for attackers to brute-force passwords if you are consistently using the same password over and over again. It's best to write them all down somewhere on piece of paper next to your desk. A security research group did a study once and found that 80% of all passwords are redundantly used on most web sites. If they figure out one using a brute-force method then they have them all!
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