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Longer mail account passwords

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Longer mail account passwords

In light of the recent Webmail database hack, I have just changed the passwords for all my mailboxes. One thing that peeves me (and others I'm sure) is the maximum length is only 8 characters :? I'm sure it used to be higher than this (I think I had a 32 character password for one mailbox).

Can the limit be increased to make it harder for them to be cracked? I realise PlusNet have got their hands full right now, but since they are recommending people change their passwords it might make sense to increase the limit also.
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Mand
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Registered: 05-04-2007

Longer mail account passwords

Hi there,

We are investigating this at the moment, and will provide further information as it becomes available. It's certainly something we want to implement as soon as possible.
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Longer mail account passwords

Many thanks for the reply, Mand Smiley I'm glad that it's being looked in to Wink
Community Veteran
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Registered: 04-04-2007

Longer mail account passwords

We are trying to keep all discussion on subjects such as this one to a limited number of threads.

For the discussion of password length restrictions please can we use this thread;
http://portal.plus.net/central/forums/viewtopic.php?t=56000

Chilly