- MRSware Desktop login – this is the main password that allows you to login and access your MRSware information – companies, contacts, activities, sales history, files, etc.
- MRSware Mailbox – if you use MRSware as your e-mail provider you will have a separate mailbox password
- MRSweb login – this is a third and separate password for access to the mobile version of MRSware via a web browser. You can use your web browser (Chrome, Safari, Foxfire,etc.) to access MRSweb on your desktop, laptop, smartphone, or tablet – companies, contacts, activities.
- DO NOT USE A WORD FOUND IN THE DICTIONARY!!! Yes, I’m shouting at you! This is “setting passwords 101”. Never, ever use an actual word. Spammers and hackers use automation to look for and find passwords that are regular words. Once they have your password they will use it and I can guarantee you won’t like the results.
- Combine alphanumeric (letters/numbers) characters with non-alphanumeric (symbols/punctuation) characters
- Use a minimum of 7 characters to make up your password – the longer the better
Here are a couple of examples using the three criteria above:
1. doggie – change the vowels and/or add a symbol = D0g$g!3
capitalize d = D
the “o” becomes the number zero = 0
add a dollar symbol = $ (how much is the doggie in the window? – dating myself?)
the “i” becomes an exclamation point = !
the “e” becomes the number 3 = 3
2. husband – change the vowels and/or add a symbol = h^sB@nd
the “u” becomes the caret (think opposite to or upside down u)
the “a” becomes the at sign found in an e-mail address
Both of these examples use relatively simple changes to make a password stronger and more secure. Both use symbols or punctuation. Both are at least 7 characters long. And neither word, once changed, is found in the dictionary.
If you want to use the same password for all three places passwords are used in MRSware, we suggest you make at least a single character change somewhere within the passwords – making it easy for you to remember, but not easy to guess.
Doggie is the basis for your password –
MRSware Desktop login = D0g$g!3
MRSware Mailbox e-mail = D0g$g!@3 - including the e-mail at symbol before the 3 helps you remember it’s the e-mail password
MRSweb = D0g$g!^^3 - adding the carats to symbolize an upside down “w” helps you remember it’s for the web application
Use your imagination, but keep it simple so you’ll remember.
You can also refer back to some of the previous password articles in social.MRSware.com with more suggestions on how to set up and remember passwords from other sources.
Set and Remember Better Passwords
Your password is the barrier between you and the bad guys
Password Complexity for the Web
What are the repercussions of having your password broken?
There are many different levels of damage resulting from not using secure passwords. Everything from spam mail sent using your e-mail address (domain name) – which may not sound too bad, but it does ruin your e-mail reputation and may cause your good messages not to be delivered, as e-mail services will consider your domain name to be spammy and your mail will go into a spam folder somewhere – all the way to identity theft.
As you can see by the number of links above, we take the topic of passwords seriously. Setting strong passwords is no joke. And whatever the repercussion – I can guarantee you won’t like it.