Legible News protects your account with your email address. When you sign in or create an account, we send a sign in code to your email address that you have to enter within a few minutes to access your account. There's no password to forget or reset. Once you're signed in, we'll keep you signed in for up to 30 days after you last access Legible News or when you choose to sign out.
Why not use passwords?
Passwords are a pain. People forget them, they're not strong enough, websites have weird rules that allow
$, but won't allow
-... the list goes on. To make everybody's lives easier and more secure, Legible News replaces passwords with the email sign in code. It might feel a little different at first, but you'll get use to it pretty quickly.
Are the codes secure?
They are 6 digits that only last for a few minutes and you only get to try entering it a few times before it resets. When the code is reset, you have to email a new code to your address. So yeah, its about as secure as your email. If an imposter were trying to use your email address to sign in to your Legible News account, you'd know pretty quickly because you'd start getting sign in codes.
What do you do with the email address?
Your email address is only used to sign into Legible News—we don't use it to spam you. If you choose to subscribe to Inbox, you'd get email news summaries from Legible News at the interval you select. In principal, you're in control of your email address.