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Changing Your Password

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As more people get on the Internet the matter of the security of your account takes on increasing importance. We have been seeing more and more instances of people having their accounts broken into because somebody was able to determine what their password was or the account owner told somebody the password, who told somebody else, and so forth.

All our passwords are contained in an encrypted file. However, that is not foolproof. The experts advise that one of the most effective means of assuring the security of your account is to change your password regularly and to make the password a random sequence of letters and numbers, not a plain english word.

To maximize the security of your account we would recommend that you change your password from time to time.  If you have any additional e-mail addresses or other associated accounts, these passwords should be changed also.

The same password is used both to access the system and to get your e-mail. Therefore you may have to update your computer in several places such as WIN95 Dial Up Networking, Trumpet, Eudora, Netscape Mail, Outlook, Outlook Express, etc.

To change your password go to our web page located at:

http://www.garlic.com/password.html

and follow the instructions there. Please note that where it asks for the "account name" it means just your username. For example, if your e-mail address is "fubar@garlic.com" then where it asks for the account name just put "fubar" (without the quotes, of course).

We would suggest that you also read the advice posted there for creating a more secure password.