Protect your inbox

Best practices

We suggest the following best practices for protecting your password:

  • Choose a password that is different than the ones you use for other applications
  • Choose a password that does not personally identify you (i.e. do not choose your date of birth, name, the names of your children, etc.)
  • Change your password regularly (for example, every three months)
  • Immediately change your password whenever you are assigned a temporary one
  • Memorize or protect your passwords using a program created for this purpose

Passwords accepted by our system must conform to the following requirements:

  • from 6 to 16 characters 
  • must contain at least one number and one letter
  • no accents or special characters (ex. : ! + % $) permitted
  • the symbols « . », « - » and «  _  » are permitted
  • the new password must be different from the past six passwords that have been used for this email account, including the password that is currently being changed

To make your password easier to remember, choose a password made from the first letter of each word of a familiar sentence. For example: Jack walks his dog twice a day. This sentence will give you the following password: jwhd2ad

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