I suspect I know the answer, but can you set up email recovery addresses on Virgin? I've been using Yahoo lately, and find their levels of security impressive, including the simple email recovery address.
If I'm not looking in the right place, perhaps someone can point me there.
I have been a customer of VM and its various predecessors for many years but I have never used their email as my main email service. With all the superior alternative email services available these days I am always amazed that most VM customers seem to rely on the basic email service that comes with their broadband package. The excuse always seems to be that it is too much hassle too change!
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I was coming to the same conclusion, but just checking. Setting up new emails used to be harder on my Mac, but nowadays (particularly with the big ones like Yahoo) it is dead simple, so no longer any excuse for not switching.
All this was prompted by a couple of (PC) friends having their address books hacked, so I thought it was time to tighten up email security.
I have no idea about the security of icloud, but you are being naive if you think that your current e-mail providers have nothing to do with the cloud. All of them store, manage and process your mail in the cloud because they use servers over which they, but not you, have control. All web mail is cloud based.
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Fair comment, but I (like most I would have thought) don't use email to hold/store anything much, apart from day-to-day messages, maybe message archives, and the like. The archived emails are on my hard drive; whether they're also on some mainframe elsewhere I don't know.
Data proper (correspondence and similar) is on my hard drive(s).
My original question on this thread was prompted by friends' address lists getting hacked - through, apparently, leaky emails, or rather them inadvisedly clicking on rubbish coming in to their emails - and I was just attempting to tighten up my own email systems - VM's seems poor in that regard, Yahoo seems better, but I note the link above detailing their various hacking problems.