In recent days, users of the Laposte.net email service no longer have access to their emails through a third-party application. La Poste confirms and states “security reasons”, but it is still possible to use the service.
Updated May 4 at 12:35 p.m. – In contact with us, the La Poste team responded via press release:
“User data security is a priority for teams at la poste.net. That is why the consultation of laposte.net email accounts through any other platform is maintained from April 27. This includes, for example, e-mail consulting through messaging software, mobile applications, or other web messaging services.
This deactivation of laposte.net email account consultation through any other platform follows the detection of abnormal behavior in the attempts to access email accounts thanks to the continuous and preventive monitoring of laposte.net teams. These access attempts use a list of passwords and associated emails through a set of data found on the Internet.
The laposte.net teams are mobilizing to restore the smooth operation of the service as soon as possible. However, this precaution will remain in place until access is restored via the secure POP / IMAP protocol for users.
Users can also check their emails and manage their account directly from laposte.net or through the exclusive mobile app.
As a precaution, laposte.net advises its users to have a strong password that they change regularly and to have updated anti-virus software on every device. It is also working to add additional measures to further enhance the security of links in laposte.net messages.
The teams of laposte.net are aware of the inconvenience and apologize for the inconvenience caused. »
If you have one address @ laposte.netyou will definitely meet some difficulties. In recent days, your email could no longer be accessed by email software or third-party applications. Do not attempt to change your settings or change tools the problem comes from the courier service of the La Poste group. You must go to the site to find an informative message. explaining that the POP and IMAP protocols “Temporarily closed”. The email service causes “safety measure” and specifies that the messages remain accessible from the official website or mobile application.
The problem occurred last week and affects tens of thousands of users. For now, it’s impossible to get through Windows Mail, Apple Mail, or even Thunderbird. On Twitter, the La Poste account confirmed that “This measure was taken for security reasons and for an indefinite period of time”. You need to be patient with your illness. and use the Laposte.net website or app to have access to their emails.
La Poste invites its users to wait
Remember that in the event of an intrusion, the service has 72 hours to notify the CNIL. However, there is no indication that this is a breach and that personal data is at stake. We will have to wait for clearer communication from La Poste which “Please wait a little longer”.
Faced with the American giants of Google (Gmail) or Microsoft (Outlook), LaPoste.net relies on simplicity and demands an interface “instinctive”. A pioneer in messaging in France, the service offers basic features such as the ability to create up to 6 aliases. It also offers 5 GB of storage. Finally, @ laposte.net addresses can send up to 20 MB of attachments and take advantage of the built-in anti-spam.