Security recommendations for non-IU email accounts

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At Indiana University, when accessing a non-IU email account from a university-owned system, UITS recommends the following best practices:

  • Type your password only when initially logging into your account. Never enter it if you've clicked an unknown link and are prompted for your password.
  • Use a password that you don't use for anything else.
  • Whenever possible, enable two-step verification.
  • Never share your password.


Each email service provider has its own password requirements and recommendations, two-step verification methods, and password reset options. Following are various resources for account security information for common email services:

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Last modified on 2021-04-30 14:31:23.