Saturday, March 15, 2008

New Security Feature

Today we have introduced a new security feature which will alert the account holder in cases where attempts to gain unauthorized access to a JangoMail account are being made.

JangoMail will notify the account holder if more than 5 failed login attempts are made within a 30 minute period.

In such cases, the account holder will receive an e-mail like the following:

Subject: JangoMail: Security Alert -- 6 Failed Login Attempts (browniekitchen)


Dear Kim Cook,

Your account has had a high number of failed login attempts in the last 30 minutes. We are notifying you of this in case you are unaware of this and someone is trying to gain access to your account. If you have a weak password, please change it now by logging into your account and going to the Account Info tab.

Please direct any questions to


The JangoMail Administrator
1-888-709-4099 or 614-343-3864

Lastly, in cases where someone has gained unauthorized access to an account, a simple password change will disable all sending ability of the unauthorized user. Previously, if two or more machines were logged into the same JangoMail account, and the user of one of the machines changed the password on the account, the logged-in user of the second machine could continue using the JangoMail account. Now, when the first user changes the password, the second user will be automatically logged out as soon as he attempts to send anything.