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MailSafi Glossary of Terms

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MailSafi Glossary of Terms

Application-specific password

Also known as an app-specific password is a 16-digit passcode that gives a less secure app (third-party app) or device permission to access your account. For instance, if your emails are hosted with MailSafi and you would like to access your emails via a third-party app such as Outlook, Thunderbird, you can activate application-specific passwords for each application or device that you use.

App-specific passwords are an advancement in account security. Read more about why application-specific passwords are necessary.