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Best password practices for your TELUS email

Learn about protecting your TELUS email account with the strongest possible password

Having a strong password for your TELUS email will ensure your information is safe from hackers trying to gain access to your information. These tips will help you ensure you have a password that is difficult to guess but easy for you to remember.

Longer passwords are better


More characters increases the number of possible character combinations available, making it harder to guess.

Your TELUS email password must be at least 8 characters long.

Having different characters increases complexity


Special characters such as (= _ * ? # : { } [ ] , . ) make it more difficult to guess a password.

Your password is case sensitive. For this reason, your password must contain:

  • at least 1 uppercase letter
  • at least 1 lowercase letter
  • 1 special character or number

Do not re-use passwords


If one of your accounts is compromised, having the same password across multiple accounts means all of those accounts would be compromised at the same time.

Pro-tip: Create unique passwords for every one of your accounts.

Use random words instead of commonly used words


The most common passwords contain pet's name, person's name (e.g. child, partner), significant dates and place of birth.

Selecting random words or phrases with numbers and characters distributed across the password will make it more difficult to guess but easier to remember.

It is easier to remember a sentence such as "TELUS Garden is located at 510 West Georgia Street." Using the first digits of each word to create a password means having a very unique password: "TGil@5WGS" and therefore makes it more secure.


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