Over the past three weeks, I have had to change my email password for both my primary email and my "junk" email twice now.
While you would think that changing a simple email password wouldn't be a big deal, well, as I see it, it's a three step process which creates unnecssary stress and a great deal of time that I just don't have.
Both times I had to:
- Access my internet provider account and go through a series of security verifications and changes to make the new email password - I'm sorry but I don't remember what my first concert was or who my favorite elementary teacher was back then. That WAS a few years ago. And... I don't have a favorite SINGLE restaurant. I like a lot of them. So, not only do I have to come up with my favorite..now I have to remember that it IS my favorite.
- Come up with a new password - Now you wouldn't think that THIS would be a big deal. But it is. I not only need to come up with a creative password that meets the requirement of "strength of password" but I also need to remember this "creative" password to be able to access my email...which I do daily..if not hourly. So something like K39Dd7H3jP is NOT very practical, but hey, it meets the strength requirement.
- Change my cell phone settings - UGH! The stress just mounts. Since I access my email accounts on my cell phone, now I get to reset all those settings on my phone too
Technical info: My computer is behind a password protected router and I have AVG anti-virus protection software that I update once a day and run whole scans on my computer once a week. I also run Search and Destroy about once a month. Am I missing something??