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Hi folks!

Good news - we're now able to support two-factor authentication for your @overclocked.net mail accounts, meaning that a simple compromised password will not be enough for someone to gain access to your account.

This form of two-factor authentication will, at each login, send a unique code to your cell phone via SMS which is required to be entered for account access. Its a minor step, but one that could prove very handy if your login information is ever compromised.

To set it up, log in to mail.overclocked.net and then copy/paste the URL below into your browser.
https://www.google.com/accounts/SmsAuthConfig

Happy securing!
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Nice to see OCN providing new security options. Thanks, Chipp
    
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Thanks for figuring it out Chipp, and enabling this.

Should prove useful to anyone that is worried about security on their Overclocked e-mail address.

Was the RNG Setup not able to work?

Nevermind, I see what you did there. Have to select the Android Mobile Phone Application.
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Am I reading this correctly? I will get a text every time I log in?

What about those of us who don't have cell phones?
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post #5 of 16
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Am I reading this correctly? I will get a text every time I log in?

What about those of us who don't have cell phones?
That's correct - the strength of the system relies on the supposed unlikeliness of both your account information and your cell phone both being stolen.

Each time you log in via username/password, you'd be prompted for an additional code that is sent to you via text message.

It isn't a perfect system, especially for those without cell phones or with limited SMS, but for a low-maintenance extra layer of security it works reasonably well. The option of enabling this feature for your account is totally up to you, we don't plan to require it.
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How does it work with Thunderbird and other email clients?
Would be nice if you can set what IP addresses are allowed and only get a text if someone outside your range of IPs would try to log on.

While were on this, any chance to get our email to work with services like google/youtube? Its a pain to have to log out every time cause its blocked or something.
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How does it work with Thunderbird and other email clients?
Would be nice if you can set what IP addresses are allowed and only get a text if someone outside your range of IPs would try to log on.

While were on this, any chance to get our email to work with services like google/youtube? Its a pain to have to log out every time cause its blocked or something.
This is why I do not use my overclocked account lol, I just get all my mails from reports sent there lol I probably have over 3000 now
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post #8 of 16
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How does it work with Thunderbird and other email clients?
Would be nice if you can set what IP addresses are allowed and only get a text if someone outside your range of IPs would try to log on.

While were on this, any chance to get our email to work with services like google/youtube? Its a pain to have to log out every time cause its blocked or something.
I don't use the authentication through SMTP, so I'm really not sure.

As for IMAP/POP/SMTP, since these protocols do not support the additional unique token functionality you're able to create different passwords just for those specific services within your account (so you'd have your "normal" password for use with two-factor auth, then have another password that only worked when logging in via IMAP, for example).
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post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by mega_option101 View Post
This is why I do not use my overclocked account lol, I just get all my mails from reports sent there lol I probably have over 3000 now
You are welcome.


loljk we know I dont report things. This new feature is pretty awesome to be honest. I dont have a cell phone, but I would use it if I had one, and I used my OCN account lol.
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At each login?

I setup the 2-step verification on my gmail account but it only requires a code either every 30 days or when logging in from another computer.
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