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Offline Quetzalcoatl

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If you have an Android smartphone, is there any risk of using your "real", or primary, e-mail address to connect to the phone? After all, phones do get stolen, and there exists viruses and Trojans directed against phones.

What about you? Have you connected your primary e-mail address to a smartphone, or do you have a separate e-mail account for that purpose?
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Nope, I haven't done it.  But I do tend to have a paranoid streak.

I'm just not sure I trust Android enough.  The fact my phone is Chinese made makes me even more suspicious.

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My phone is locked with a strong passcode and auto-wipe. And, thanks to good OS security design, all applications run sandboxed. I'm not worried.

ETA: But I don't have Android...
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If you have an Android smartphone, is there any risk of using your "real", or primary, e-mail address to connect to the phone? After all, phones do get stolen, and there exists viruses and Trojans directed against phones.

What about you? Have you connected your primary e-mail address to a smartphone, or do you have a separate e-mail account for that purpose?

I'm not sure what you mean by "connecting your email address to your phone." I don't use my phone to fetch my email because the screen is too small. Or do you mean using your primary email as a log-in name for things like cloud backups and the App Store or Google Play?
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Offline Quetzalcoatl

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I decided to go with my dummy e-mail. :)
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