HTTPS and 2-Step Verification are two powerful tools for keeping your email safe from spying eyes.
Make sure your email provider uses HTTPS always – not just when you sign in.
Check the website address when you are logged in to your email, and if you don’t see HTTPS, switch to a new email service.
Gmail, Yahoo mail and Microsoft (Hotmail, Live Mail, Outlook) provide HTTPS always.
Set up 2-Step Verification for your email.
2-step verification requires a special new code sent to your phone each time you sign in to your email. Even if someone else finds out your password, they won’t be able to get in to your email because they won’t have the latest code.
2-Step Verification is available with Gmail and Microsoft mail. Go to your account settings and select 2-step verification, and follow the instructions to set it up.