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Passwords

What is the minimum password length?

Your Collectish password must be at least 8 characters long.

I would like to pick a new password

If you have signed in, you can change your password really easily.

  1. Go to your profile page
  2. Click on the Manage your Details link
  3. Click on Change Your Password

I have forgotten my password - I can't sign in!

No problem, we can reset it for you.

  1. Go to the Sign in page.
  2. Click on Reset my password
  3. We'll send you an email asking you to confirm that you would like to change your password
  4. Click in the link in the email to open a page enabling you to select a new password

Picking a password

We highly recommend that you use a "strong" password that is hard for others to guess, yet easy for you to remember.

Tips for creating a strong password

Avoid real words
Hackers use sophisticated tools which can quickly guess passwords based on names and words out of a dictionaries. They can deal with multiple languages, and even words spelled backwards, common misspellings, and substitutions (such as swapping an '@' symbol for the letter 'a').
The longer the better
The more characters your password contains, the harder it is for someone to guess it. A long but simple password can be safer than a short, complex one — and is often easier to remember.
Use both upper and lowercase letters
Your Collectish password is case-sensitive, which means that a capital letter A is different from a lowercase a.
Use numbers and symbols
Your password should not only contain letters, but also symbols (eg. ! @ # $ % ^ & *) and numbers. The more unusual your password, the harder it will be to crack.
Don't use personal information
Try not to use a password based on information easily obtained about you, like your birthday, the name of a family member or pet, your phone number, license plate number, school name, or street name. Don't use a password you already use for another account, such as your bank account PIN. And don't use your Collectish username in any form (such as reversed, capitalized, or doubled).
Avoid the obvious
Don't make it easy for attackers by repeating a digit or letter (like "111111" or "FFFFFF") or any other predictable sequence of characters (like "123456"). When you change your password, change several characters; don't just append a number like "2" to the end.
Don't rely only on number or symbol substitutions
Hackers will not be fooled by common look-alike replacements, such as replacing an "i" with a "1" or an "o" with "0" as "P@ssw0rd". But these substitutions can be effective when combined with other measures, such as misspellings, removal of vowels, or variations in case.