First and foremost and though this might sound obvious, is a strong password. Passwords are the first line of defence against those with malicious intent, a good effective password can stop even the most determined hackers in their tracks before they can even get close to gaining access to your emails.
There are a few unwritten rules (not really, they’re written everywhere people just ignore them) about passwords that are generally good to follow, things like capital letters, numbers and symbols are all good, easy ways to make your passwords more secure. Also having a few different ones is good, if you only have one and someone guesses it, you could be in trouble.
An underrated way of maintaining password security is by having them saved in your browser, now this might seem counter intuitive to have all your passwords stored online, but key stroke loggers are everywhere, typing your password is exactly what they want you to do. Fortunately, it’s also easy enough to prevent that sort of thing, we’ll get to that next.